hungry

hungry(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (feeling a desire for food)
a. hambriento
There are too many hungry children in the world.Hay demasiados niños hambrientos en el mundo.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm so hungry that I could eat a bear.Tengo tanta hambre que me comería un oso.
Why are you so hungry? You ate a lot at lunch.¿Por qué tienes tanta hambre? Comiste mucho en el almuerzo.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(desirous of; used with "for")
a. ávido de
He is hungry for affection.Está ávido de cariño.
b. ansioso de
Young people are hungry for innovation and change.Los jóvenes están ansiosos de innovación y de cambio.
c. hambriento de
He's a very inquisitive child, hungry for knowledge.Es un niño muy curioso, hambriento de saber.
d. sediento de
Most politicians are hungry for power.La mayor parte de los políticos está sedienta de poder.
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hungry
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. hambriento(a)
to be hungrytener hambre
to be as hungry as a wolftener un hambre canina
to be hungry for knowledgetener ansias de conocimiento
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hungry [ˈhʌŋɡrɪ]
adjective
hungrier (comparative)hungriest (superlative)
1 (gen) [+person, animal] hambriento
pictures of hungry children imágenes de niños hambrientos; he looked at the cake with hungry eyes miró el pastel con anhelo; digging up the road is hungry work cavar la calle es un trabajo que da hambre or abre el apetito; to be hungry tener hambre; to feel hungry tener hambre; to go hungry pasar hambre; we were late for tea so we had to go hungry llegamos tarde para la cena y tuvimos que quedarnos sin comer; all this work is making me hungry todo este trabajo me está dando hambre; talking about food is making me hungry hablando de comida se me está abriendo el apetito
2 (eager)
to be hungry for [+adventure, knowledge] tener hambre or sed de; estar hambriento or sediento de; to be hungry for power tener sed or estar sediento de poder
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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