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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (inherent behavior)
a. instinct
El instinto maternal de los primates es similar al de los humanos.The maternal instinct of primates is similar to that of humans.
2. (impulse)
a. instinct
Mi instinto me dice que Marta me oculta algo pero no sé el qué.My instinct tells me that Marta is hiding something from me but I don't know what it is.
b. gut feeling
Su instinto le dijo a Juan que lo estaban siguiendo, y por eso se desvió de camino.Juan had a gut feeling that he was being followed so he decided to change his route.
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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. (general)
a. instinct
instinto maternal/de supervivenciamaternal/survival instinct
por instintoinstinctively
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1 (de conducta) instinct
es admirado por su instinto para los negocios y la publicidad
por instinto instinctively
instinto asesino instinto de matar killer instinct
instinto de supervivencia survival instinct
instinto maternal maternal instinct
instinto sexual sexual urge
2 (impulso) impulse; urge
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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