hunger
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hunger(
huhng
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guhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (desire to eat)
a. el hambre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Daniel had not eaten in two days, and couldn't think about anything but his hunger.Daniel no había comido en dos días y solo podía pensar en el hambre que tenía.
2. (craving)
a. la sed
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It was Dina's hunger for justice that propelled her through the hard times.Fue la sed de justicia la que impulsó a Dina en los tiempos difíciles.
b. el ansia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Thomas' hunger for excellence drove him to become a gold medal winner.Su ansia de excelencia llevó a Thomas a convertirse en ganador de una medalla de oro.
3. (severe lack of food)
a. la hambre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
People are dying of hunger as the rest of the world looks on.La gente se muere de hambre mientras el resto del mundo mira.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to desire food)
a. tener hambre
After spending a week at sea, I hunger for a nice steak.Después de pasar una semana en altamar, tengo hambre de un buen bistec.
b. estar hambriento
The traveling salesman hungers for a home cooked meal.El vendedor ambulante está hambriento por comida casera.
5. (to crave)
a. estar sediento de
The dog won't do anything to you. He just hungers for affection.El perro no te hace nada. Solo está sediento de cariño.
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hunger
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la hambre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
hunger strikehuelga de hambre
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hunger [ˈhʌŋɡəʳ]
noun
1 (for food) hambre (f)
the years of hunger
2 sed (f)
to have a hunger for [+adventure, knowledge] tener hambre or sed de; estar hambriento or sediento de; he had a hunger for love estaba ávido de amor
intransitive verb
estar hambriento; tener hambre
modifier
the hunger marches (n) (Britain) (Hist) marchas protagonizadas por los obreros británicos y sus familias durante la Gran Depresión para protestar por sus condiciones de pobreza
hunger strike (n) huelga (f) de hambre
to be on hunger strike estar haciendo huelga de hambre; to go on hunger strike ponerse en huelga de hambre
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "hunger"
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world hunger
el hambre en el mundo
hunger strike
la huelga de hambre
have hunger
tener hambre
hunger after
ansiar
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