Translation of spirit in Spanish:


espíritu, n.

Pronunciation /ˈspɪrɪt//ˈspɪrɪt/


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    • 1.1(life force, soul)

      espíritu masculine
      the needs of the spirit las necesidades espirituales / del espíritu
      • And for me, she was the greatest gift because she understood my soul and my spirit as an artist, even though I was a divinity student.
      • If only the spirit and not the body counts, then it is the individual and not the assembly that matters.
      • It can cleanse our spirit and psyche and body, leaving everything cleansed and renewed.
      • His soul, his spirit, his entire being, all are grounded in the realm of the universal…
      • This spirit soul must enter into the spiritual sky to merge into the Brahman effulgence.
      • The acquisition of the body and spirit on the soul is the result of Karma.
      • We are learning that when our bodies or minds or spirits are sick, it affects all parts of us in some way.
      • Ultimately, we tear our spirits out of our bodies as our way of declaring harmonious union.
      • We live in a world of spirits, where souls live and reincarnate.
      • One specifically African belief, however, is retained in a tripartite human being consisting of a body, a soul and a spirit.
      • It was like one of those captivating heavyweight fights where the challenger takes a pounding but the beating is only physical and his spirit remains unspoilt.
      • Let us establish this fact in our minds, that we are all so made as souls and spirits so that we shall never die.
      • A spiritualist healer works with the spirit, mind, emotions, and body of the recipient.
      • The human being possesses levels of reality situated in the vertical hierarchy of body, soul and spirit.
      • Although women in Japanese Gothic fiction are often victims of male abuse, their spirits are capable of powerful revenge.
      • In the sanctuaries, besides the temples, there was a theatre and a stadium, because the Greeks used to pay the same attention to the soul, the spirit and the body.
      • I believe in this way that the soul/spirit is reflected by the body, that the soul gives life to the body and without a spirit or soul the body and brain are dead.
      • The head was thought to be the seat of the spirit in pre-Roman Britain so it may be a local native tradition.
      • He believed we are each comprised of body, spirit, and soul.
      • The mind, the psyche, the soul, the spirit - call it what you will - also has to be returned to some sort of equilibrium.
      • A soul or spirit is a non-physical entity capable of perception and self-awareness.
      • No doubt you've guessed that I think I believe in reincarnation - the doctrine of the rebirth of the spirit / soul in different bodies.
      • Kanyu is the essence of feng shui; feng shui without kanyu is like a body without a spirit.
      • Essentially we are spirit and soul, but our material bodies are dross.
      • This capacity for greatness can reside only in the neshamah, the spirit which God instills within man.
      • There was so much more to it, so many facets to her; her mind, her character, her spirit.
      • Copra argued that the original split in ancient times did not occur between body and mind but between body and soul or spirit.
      • According to spiritualists, the spirit dwells in the physical body, but can leave it temporarily or permanently.
      • YET I remained basically sceptical when it came to the idea that the spirit survives death.
      • These common traits all arise from a fundamental dualism that privileges the spirit and deprecates the body.
      • Whether they call it soul, spirit, atman or buddhanature, all the major religions say that men and women have the same essential nature.
      • He sat me down and told me that once a body dies, the spirit / soul immediately leaves the body and only the body or shell, if you will, remained.
      • It shimmers with characters, sayings, spirits, gods and goddesses from a pantheon of faiths.
      • All of it speaks of incarnation: the unity of divinity and humanity, body and spirit, flesh and soul, grace and nature.
      • Her idea seems to be that terrible things can happen to a person, but he can still survive if his spirit remains unbroken.
      • If something survives, if a spirit continues, it sure isn't me.
      • The emotions and spirits metaphorically trickle down from the non-physical to the physical cells via the transportation of light.
      • And most amazing, we get to receive the Eucharist into our spirits, souls and bodies.

    • 1.2(apparition)

      espíritu masculine
      evil spirits espíritus malignos
      • Children love ghost stories, and what is the difference between a ghost and a spirit at the end of the day?
      • Spiteful witches, hungry ghosts, and angry spirits are thought to inflict illness and misfortune.
      • The Druids believed that the witches, ghosts, and evil spirits walked on earth on the night of October 31.
      • The kami can be likened to nature spirits, and Shinto shrines are usually found in areas of natural beauty.
      • She had accepted what she was long ago - a demon, a vengeful spirit - a hungry ghost.
      • And I believed her when she spoke of magic, ghosts, spirits, and fairies that danced in the rain.
      • Sum Sae-Ng, 47, the leader, told officers that the cult worshipped ghosts and land spirits.
      • The spirit or ghost came closer and stopped right in front of Evelyn.
      • He fires more questions at the ghost, but the spirit only points at the grave in answer.
      • Just a few days ago, I sat down with a woman who is a medium, and we got to talking about spirits and ghosts.
      • SPI does not have a mission to prove the existence of ghosts, spirits, or monsters as you are free to believe what you wish.
      • Supernatural creatures such as angels, genies, ghosts, and spirits, are believed to exist.
      • Some of these spirits are ‘ghosts,’ the spirits of human beings following death.
      • The Heian period, we are told, was a time when spirits and demons wandered the earth, plaguing mortal man.
      • They respond by making offerings to deities and propitiating spirits, as we have seen, and in other ways, too.
      • Every year, the souls and spirits of the departed Zoroastrians are invited back for a 10-day festival.
      • If what Myra the spirit said was fully true, he might never see his brothers and sisters again.
      • Psi may be the result of nonphysical beings such as spirits or gods, and the elusive nature of psi may reflect the will of those beings.
      • He soon learns that Laura's true killer is a spirit called Bob, operating by inhabiting various human vessels and carrying out his gruesome deeds.
      • They claimed that disembodied spirits can wander in and out of the minds of the living as easily as a tramp can walk into a house with its doors and windows open.
      • The Japanese culture and arts have been strongly influenced by a wide-spread belief in ghosts, demons and supernatural spirits.
      • Likewise, her personal experiences of ghosts, spirits and fairies tell something about Berit Anne as an individual and the role her stories play in her understanding of life.
      • In this, we have taken a step closer towards a naturalistic world-view that is able to dispense with spirits, ghosts and gods.
      • Horatio speaks to the spirit, but the ghost stalks away in silence.
      • They are often compared to ghosts, demons and spirits and are attributed appropriate powers.
      • It is believed that these spirits, ‘drowned ghosts’, will suffer in the water until someone else comes to take their place.
      • People who study the paranormal believe these apparitions are the wandering spirits of guards and inmates murdered long ago.
      • I don't even believe in ghosts or spirits or any of this!
      • Unusual events and encounters may be attributed to ghost spirits.
      • I've sensed the presence of lost spirits and helped them move on.
      • The books are filled with talking dogs, angels, spirits, ghosts, demons and death.
      • Ghosts, spirits and fairies can still be fascinating and entertaining.
      • The movie Ghost also involves spirits who have unfinished business on planet Earth, but in this case, the ghost is here to assist the living.
      • Only it turns out some of those ghosts are powerful ancestor spirits.
      • They thought He was a ghost, a phantasm, an apparition, a spirit, anything except their Master.
      • He knew without being told that the spirits had manifested in him.
      • In this sense, ‘ghosts’ mean the spirits, the apparition of the dead or the devils.
      • Surya, God of the Sun, is worshiped and the nature spirits are thanked.
      • Men in the mode of goodness worship the demigods; those in the mode of passion worship the demons; and those in the mode of ignorance worship ghosts and spirits.
      • Tzaer had never been religious, but he had read and heard enough about it to recognize the dragon as a manifestation of the shadow spirit, Khorthage.

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    persona feminine
    a free spirit una persona a quien no preocupan los convencionalismos
    • one of the leading spirits of the age una de las figuras más destacadas de la época
    • they realized they were kindred spirits se dieron cuenta de que eran almas gemelas
    • She is a gentle spirit with a wonderful sense of humor and great talent.
    • The moving spirit behind the Bhagavata Mela is the president and chairman of the Sangam, S. Natarajan.
    • However, full credit must go to Tommy Marren who is the inspirational spirit behind this great venture.
    • The project officer of WDC, P. Renugadevi, was the motivating spirit behind the designing of the logo, he says.
    • Mr Charles Fricker, well known for his shows with trained Alsatians, is the moving spirit behind the idea.
    • She is a creative spirit and a risk-taker who prefers the road more passionate over the road more practical.
    • If she is a freer spirit and tends to favor things that are funky, a contemporary engagement ring, such as a "floating diamond" style, may be perfect.
    • He has demonstrated quality leadership, and embodies both entrepreneurial spirit and business excellence.
    • This revolutionary spirit is not just about changing the world, but also about what Jim calls ‘tuning people's ears to poetry.’
    • Lucy herself is a powerful character, an independent spirit with a thirst for revenge that threatens to consume her.
    • Tim Hornsby, the entrepreneurial spirit behind such café bars as Fibbers in York and the Blues Bar in Harrogate, is more cautious.
  • 3

    (vigor, courage)
    espíritu masculine
    temple masculine
    a man of spirit un hombre de mucho espíritu / de mucho temple
    • this horse/child has plenty of spirit este caballo/esta niña tiene mucho brío
    • to break sb's spirit quebrantarle el espíritu a algn
    • put some spirit into it pon más alma / más brío en lo que haces
    • he tried to put spirit into his team intentó infundirles ánimo a los jugadores
    • they showed their spirit in the hour of defeat mostraron su entereza / temple a la hora de la derrota
    • Together, they deliver a stunning set - full of energy, spirit and skill, and far in excess of anything which we might have imagined from a support act.
    • But the fact that they felt free to speak up and raise their concerns shows that some of our old spirit has survived.
    • Despite losing, the Blues at least showed some spirit and determination which has been in short supply from them this season.
    • The girls played with great determination, spirit and skill.
    • But it has produced sides whose spirit, determination and commitment have matched that of any club, anywhere.
    • The Chelsea coach had commented that his team are far behind Manchester United ‘not in terms of quality but in terms of spirit and determination’.
    • As these and dozens of other contributions came in from people all over the world who had met Peter and admired his spirit and energy, his family had to take up where he left off.
    • ‘The best thing about the strike is the spirit and the character it has put back into all of us,’ said another.
    • Not only are you determined, you're extremely brave and I really admire your courage and your spirit and I wish you really all the very best.
    • Sure, it's got the action, and some of the same style, along with all the same controls, but what it really lacks is the energy and spirit.
    • He says his team's strengths are spirit and determination.
    • Swans have shown great spirit, courage, determination and team unity this year but the most important ingredient to the Swans outfit has been an increase in skill.
    • We want a bit of spirit and determination in their play.
    • Although neither of us hunts, we like the spirit and character of hunting dogs.
    • I admire Bud's courageous spirit, because he's also still recovering from eye surgery last year.
    • His shadowy silhouette has become recognised around the world as a symbol of compassion, determination, and spirit.
    • She was a lady of great spirit, independence, determination and resourcefulness, much admired and much liked, and she will be greatly missed.
    • The narrator makes the point that ‘bombs can only kill people, they cannot destroy the indomitable spirit of a nation.’
    • It was a performance packed with spirit, determination and confidence as they had to fight back from an early 10-0 deficit.
    • This combined with the boundless spirit of people like the Andersons helps to ensure that, whatever else cancer may take, dignity and hope remain out of its grasp.
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    • 4.1(mental attitude, mood)

      espíritu masculine
      the party/Christmas spirit el espíritu festivo/navideño
      • team/community spirit espíritu de equipo/de comunidad
      • the spirit of the age/times el espíritu de la época/de los tiempos
      • the match was played in a spirit of sportsmanship el partido se jugó con espíritu deportivo
      • in a great spirit of self-sacrifice con gran espíritu de sacrificio
      • he took what I said in the wrong spirit (se) tomó a mal lo que dije
      • It was a change in attitude, a spirit of openness and mutual trust because that clearly was at the crux of the matter.
      • Today, people say, out of a spirit of egalitarian tolerance: Social democracy for Swedes!
      • In the egalitarian spirit of the French Revolution, the newly independent Haiti abolished primogeniture.
      • The spirit of a flag derives from the spirit of a nation.
      • It is therefore contrary to the spirit of rationalism to force people to do anything which could plausibly be left to the individual to decide for themselves.
      • The spirit of foolishness prevails and no individual branch of Christianity gets special treatment - everyone is fair game here.
      • For more than 40 years Clubbo Records has epitomized the maverick spirit of the old-school independent record labels.
      • Another deft bit of prose, this one by Shakespeare, also captures the optimistic spirit of the season.
      • Confucian thought is characterized by a spirit of humanism, rationalism, and moralism.
      • We wanted the artists to give their visual response to this idea of the spirit of the nation.
      • It is my hope that people respond to the spirit of hate, wherever it appears, by renewing their commitment to the long and difficult task of healing and reconciliation.
      • The reformers had been at work in the period 1807-13, drumming up the patriotic spirit of the people.
      • The perception, he admits, might be that government is handing down what is right for people, and an election gives an opportunity to listen to people in a spirit of humility.
      • Consistent with the egalitarian spirit of Epicureanism, Bentham's goal was the greatest happiness of the greatest number.
      • For Marshal Petain the explanation of defeat was quite simple: ‘the spirit of enjoyment has prevailed over the spirit of sacrifice’.
      • Some attempts are being made to bring the spirit of individual sport and glory back to its roots with the Nemean Games, a worthy but only partial successful attempt.
      • We have despatched a wealth of business together over a short period in a spirit of optimism.
      • Ujjal Dossanjh is certainly the man who epitomizes the entrepreneurial spirit of Indian community in Canada.

    • 4.2(deeper meaning)

      the spirit of the law el espíritu de la ley

  • 5spirits plural

    (emotional state)
    to be in good/bad spirits tener la moral alta/baja
    • to be in high spirits estar muy animado / de muy buen humor
    • to be in low spirits estar bajo de moral / con la moral baja
    • to keep sb's spirits up darle ánimos a algn
    • I began to whistle to keep my spirits up empecé a silbar para darme ánimos
    • keep your spirits up ¡arriba ese ánimo / esos ánimos!
    • his spirits rose/fell se animó/se desanimó / se desmoralizó
  • 6spirits plural

    (de alta graduación) bebidas alcohólicas feminine
    licores masculine
    I never drink spirits nunca tomo bebidas fuertes / licores
    • Favor clear spirits like vodka and gin over darker-colored alcohols like whiskey, brandy or red wine.
    • Most of them are used to mature spirits: various brandies, rums, and whiskies.
    • The same could be said of a beer drinker going onto strong lagers or spirits.
    • As well as a very strong whisky and spirit list, the chain has a number of exceptional finds from niche wine-growers, and is particularly strong on Spanish wines.
    • Sam Smiths has sent a memorandum to all its pub managers, saying it plans to do away with brand-name spirits, including whisky, gin and vodka.
    • Beer, lager, cider and spirits were confiscated from the group and letters have been sent to their parents.
    • The type of alcohol ranged from beers, lagers and cider to spirits, wine and designer drinks such as Hooch, Bacardi Breezers and Maverick Ice.
    • It is certainly a good time to stock up on spirits, especially whisky, which seems to be regarded as the perfect Father's Day present.
    • Spencer says consumer products could be targeted and he would not be surprised if excise duties on whisky and other spirits were increased.
    • A single blended brand can contain as many as 75 different straight whiskies and neutral spirits.
    • The quantities of the common spirits, such as gin, rum, vodka and whisky are controlled too.
    • Drinks makers have long viewed the Far East as a lucrative market, with spirits, particularly whisky, popular in the region.
    • There were no longer many small distillers producing varying kinds of whisky and spirits throughout the country.
    • Much of the village economy revolves around the production and consumption of locally brewed beer and distilled spirits.
    • The Chinese do drink - beer, wine and strong spirits - but only when they eat.
    • As for tax on beer and not whisky, spirits have had tax put on them.
    • The demand for stronger beers and spirits lead to a lucrative trade during which Portuguese traders and Kavango people exchanged a bag of brown sugar for a heifer.
    • But it sells miniature bottles of spirits like Vodka and tequila by the side of the machine.
    • This new name will market a greatly enhanced portfolio of wines, champagnes, spirits, beers and liqueurs.
    • It is the home of a drinking establishment known as the Old Devil Inn, purveyors of strong ales, stronger spirits and artery-clogging pub food.
  • 7

    alcohol masculine
    spirits of wine espíritu de vino masculine
    • before noun spirit burner mechero de alcohol
    • The tanker he was driving was carrying more than 32,000 litres of petroleum spirit and 5,000 litres of diesel fuel.
    • In January 1929, for instance, only two loaded vessels arrived, one with petroleum spirit from Liverpool and the other with cement from London.
    • Spots on all finishes except lacquer can be treated with a cloth dampened with spirits of camphor, essence of peppermint or oil of wintergreen.
    • In recent years, however, and mostly in urban areas, high - octane fuel and methylated spirit have been added to enhance potency.

transitive verb

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    to spirit sth away hacer desaparecer algo como por arte de magia
    • the prisoner was spirited away during the night el prisionero desapareció / se esfumó durante la noche como por arte de magia
    • it's gone, as if it was just spirited away desapareció misteriosamente / como por arte de magia
    • Fearing a default will weaken banks, consumers have been spiriting money out of the country.
    • Perhaps, the Beijing worker was spirited away to act as some sort of investment adviser.
    • In the movie's duller stretches, the viewer may daydream of pulling up in an unmarked van and spiriting the actor away to a better film.
    • The next day we hear that flying saucers are beaming people up to space and spiriting them away to Mars…
    • Liam has big plans to rescue Jean from the clutches of the two bullying men in her life by spiriting her away to the drug-free zone of the countryside.
    • He then begins a campaign of terror to ensure that his beloved gets the best parts before spiriting her away to his subterranean lair to be his infernal bride.
    • She is pushy and overprotective, bossing the Indian servants around and spiriting the baby off to her wet nurse sister without telling Lily how the baby is fed (‘We have our ways,’ she says cryptically).
    • ‘When I find out who's been spiriting the stuff away, they'll be gone, too,’ she warned them, ‘to jail.’
    • This e-mail claims an Iraqi oil heir has $12.5 million in cash and needs assistance spiriting it out of Baghdad.
    • Francesco confided to his sister that he was sure that Teresa would succeed in spiriting her daughter away from the other convent.
    • Frank rescues the couple and their about-to-be born child, spiriting them to a secret home deep in the woods, where their child will join two others that have been saved.
    • He also falls in love at first sight with Kokintz's daughter, before spiriting both away, with the Q bomb in hand, back to Grand Fenwick.
    • If the Federal government had any hopes of spiriting the Iranian detainees quietly out of the country, those hopes are now dashed.
    • You moved faster than this while we were spiriting you away from the hospital!
    • Shaggy's enjoyed our fair share of kind offers to have our anatomy enlarged, become an ordained minister online or join a deceased dictator's family in spiriting millions of dollars out of Africa.
    • Hoops of plant stems woven and placed under milk storage jugs, pails and churns would prevent milk being spirited away by fairies.
    • A spokesman for Caritas said simply, ‘most of them are reducing their staff as much as possible’ and spiriting them out to safety.
    • For months now, they've been trading in their pesos for greenbacks and stuffing them under their mattresses or spiriting their money overseas.
    • People think I'm angry about that because I blame them for spiriting her away from the jail and losing me an interview with her.
    • This weekend, he's spiriting a bunch of poor Russian kids to London to catch a performance of Mamma Mia.