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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (wrath)
a. anger
El hombre se llenó de rabia cuando vio que alguien había rayado su carro.The man was filled with anger when he saw that someone had scratched his car.
b. rage
Me da rabia cuando la gente camina lento en la acera.It fills me with rage when people walk slowly on the sidewalk.
c. fury
En su rabia destrozó todo en la habitación.In his fury, he smashed everything in the room.
2. (disease)
a. rabies
Uno de los primeros síntomas de la rabia es la hidrofobia, el horror al agua.One of the first symptoms of rabies is hydrophobia, the fear of water.
3. (dislike)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Desde que su amiga no le pagó el dinero que le debía, él le tiene rabia.Ever since his friend didn't pay back the money she owed him, he's had it in for her.
Creo que mi jefe me tiene rabia, pero no sé por qué.I think my boss dislikes me, but I don't know why.
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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. (ira)
a. rage
me da rabiait makes me mad
me da rabia no haber podido ayudarlesit's so annoying o frustrating not having been able to help them
¡qué rabia!how annoying!
“¡déjame!”, dijo con rabia“leave me alone,” she said angrily
¿dónde dejo esto? — donde más rabia te déwhere shall I put this? — wherever you like
compra el que más rabia te débuy whichever one you like o fancy
2. (antipatía)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tenerle rabia a alguiennot to be able to stand somebody
3. (enfermedad)
a. rabies
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1 (Med) rabies
2 (ira) fury; anger
me da rabia it makes me mad o infuriates me; ¡qué rabia! (ira) isn't it infuriating!; (pena) what a pity!
con rabia
llueve con rabia it's raining with a vengeance; es fea con rabia she's as ugly as sin (familiar)
3 (antipatía)
tener rabia a algn to have a grudge against sb; have it in for sb (familiar); el maestro le tiene rabia the teacher has it in for him (familiar); the teacher doesn't like him; tomar rabia a algn/algo to take a dislike to sb/sth
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Phrases with "rabia"
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me dio una rabia
made me so angry
dar rabia
to infuriate, to make mad
me da rabia
it infuriates me
me da rabia que
it infuriates me that
¡Qué rabia!
Damn it!
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