salvaje

salvaje(
sahl
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bah
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heh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (undomesticated)
a. wild
Muchos caballos salvajes viven en estas estepas.Many wild horses live in these steppes.
Lo mejor de trabajar en una reserva es estar en contacto con animales salvajes.The best thing about working on a reserve is being in contact with wild animals.
b. untamed
Los vaqueros añoraban las tierras salvajes del pasado.The cowboys longed for the untamed lands of the past.
c. feral
Unos cazadores encontraron a un niño salvaje en el bosque.Some hunters found a feral child in the forest.
2.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(primitive)
a. savage
Según el explorador, había muchas tribus salvajes en el país hace diez años.According to the explorer, there were many savage tribes in the country ten years ago.
3. (cruel)
a. savage
Unos excursionistas fueron testigos de un ataque salvaje por un oso grizzly.Some hikers witnessed a savage attack by a grizzly bear.
b. brutal
La paliza fue tan salvaje que el hombre estuvo varios días en coma en el hospital.The beating was so brutal that the man was in a coma for several days in the hospital.
4. (not authorized)
a. unofficial
La huelga salvaje de los estudiantes indignados acabó con varias detenciones.The unofficial strike by angry students ended with several arrests.
b. wildcat
Los trabajadores de la fábrica convocaron una huelga salvaje de dos semanas.The factory staff called a two-week wildcat strike.
c. unauthorized
Los refugiados montaron un camping salvaje con lo que tenían a mano.The refugees set up an unauthorized camp using what they had available.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
5.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(anthropology)
a. savage
¿Cómo eran los salvajes que habitaban la isla?What were the savages who inhabited the island like?
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(boor)
a. brute
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Ese hombre es un salvaje!That man's a brute!
b. savage
Algunos aficionados se comportaron como salvajes, lanzando botellas y peleándose.Some fans behaved like savages, throwing bottles and fighting.
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salvaje
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (animal, terreno)
a. wild
el salvaje oestethe wild West
2. (pueblo, tribu)
a. savage
3. (cruel, brutal)
a. brutal, savage
4. (incontrolado)
a.
acampada salvajeunauthorized camping
una huelga salvajean unofficial strike, a wildcat strike
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
5. (primitivo)
a. savage
6. (bruto)
a. brute
unos salvajes prendieron fuego a un inmigrantesome inhuman brutes set fire to an immigrant
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salvaje
adjective
1 [+planta, animal, tierra] wild
2 (no autorizado) [+huelga] unofficial; wildcat; [+construcción] unauthorized
3 [+pueblo, tribu] savage
4 (brutal) savage; brutal
un salvaje asesinato a brutal o savage murder
5 (Latinoamérica) (estupendo) terrific (familiar); smashing (familiar)
savage
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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