Translation of mortal in Spanish:


mortal, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈmɔrdl/ /ˈmɔːt(ə)l/

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  • 1

    (subject to death)
    • They live in fear of any living, breathing mortal man.
    • But human beings are mortal creatures and subject to the whims of nature.
    • Earthly things were mortal - subject to change and transition - while the stars and planets were eternal and incorruptible.
    • I'm interested in your view of how the abstract or ungraspable relates to the limitations of our physical lives-to the fact that we are material, mortal beings.
    • Of all the mortal races, human beings were the most easily swayed, because of their lust for power.
    • As mortal human beings we are very complex, and we have an essence.
    • Each of these public figures attests in disturbing ways to the relentless passage of time and the danger of living mortal lives.
    • Not a goddess, or a nymph, or some divine entity, just a mortal woman.
    • By using this material the artist both celebrated the beauty of a mortal woman and transformed her into a transcendent being.
    • I also think that what she has done, through her death, is make people realize how mortal we all are.
    • Like all secular humanism it puts its faith not in angels but in mortal, imperfect human beings.
    • Planets are old and slow creatures, not much subjected to the ills of mortal life.
    • All men are mortal.
    • Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles.
    • It was a firm shake that told you, hey, you are mortal.
    • His hold on power is even more reliant on personal loyalties and their reinforcement by material rewards and mortal penalties.
    • Both are still completely mortal human, all subject to the grave.
    • We will don our super outfits and walk amongst the mortal humans in town.
    • ‘Humans are mortal, and that includes scientists, engineers, and teachers,’ says Yu.
    • No mortal human could heal as quickly as this one had.
    • To be sure, every human language is, in fact, mortal, subject to modification and change and destined at some point to perish.
    • The Olympics are a product both of our dreams and of our indomitable drive for perfection, the best of what the mortal human body can achieve.
    • It didn't matter that they were both mortal, both human, destined to die.
    • Or rather, whereas gods and goddesses might freely penetrate the human world, mortal men and women could not become gods.
  • 2 literary

    (blow/injury) mortal
    mortal sin pecado mortal
    • The transfer of sovereignty, the election, they didn't deal a mortal blow to the insurgency.
    • Without his support the project will suffer a mortal blow.
    • Destroying the finance infrastructure of terrorism can strike a mortal blow at the network of terrorism but cannot prevent every individual terrorist act.
    • If their unhappiness translates to a significant decline in ticket sales or an aggressive campaign against a new building, it could be a mortal blow to the franchise.
    • But Abason had dealt him a mortal blow, for he didn't stand on his feet long and instead collapsed over onto the floor once again.
    • She ran at Dana, and without another thought, Dana's knife plunged into the woman's heart, striking a mortal blow.
    • Blood was pouring out, and he knew that it was a mortal blow.
    • It feels like a mortal blow to Jason, who was smitten the day he met her.
    • Such a move would nevertheless probably deal a mortal blow to the agency, already deeply in debt.
    • The rain had delivered a mortal blow, and its last wisps of steam were seen around eleven.
    • ‘People are being sent into situations of mortal danger with no guarantee that their weapons will work,’ he said.
    • She was attended at the scene by Italian emergency services, who described her as ‘not in mortal danger’.
    • Though a bite from a rat can hurt, it's hardly a mortal danger.
    • It is ironic that the sun, long regarded as a source of health and vitality, is now depicted as a mortal danger to the unsuspecting British public.
    • Fallen tree trunks toss about the stream, presenting mortal dangers to swimmers and bathers.
    • She no longer wanted to kill or to put her life in mortal danger.
    • And what if she knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that by revealing the threat, her own life would be in mortal danger?
    • The battle itself was additionally notable because both opposing generals, Wolfe and Montcalm, received mortal wounds.
    • Unexpectedly faced with detention in the post guardhouse, he made a desperate break for freedom and received a mortal bayonet wound.
    • The latter, apparently, would cause possibly mortal damage to the institution of marriage.
  • 3 literary

    (until death)
    mortal combat combate a muerte
    • Reconciliation of mortal enemies is a dream of wimps and weenies!
    • His one mortal enemy is change, and he has yet to figure out how to beat it.
    • In the old Scotch-Irish warrior tradition, Jackson regarded political opponents as mortal enemies to be crushed, if possible.
    • We are all expected to abide by the legal framework within which we all live, which does not countenance going out and destroying all those we suspect to be mortal enemies.
    • He had sworn for years that he was the mortal enemy of Bolshevism.
    • But, in the area of management, we are only now beginning to recognise the mortal enemy.
    • Just three weeks in to the new term and I've already made myself a mortal enemy.
    • That is not something I would wish on my most mortal enemy, let alone my friends.
    • Today, the men who were once mortal enemies were finding it much easier to be friends.
    • Apparently he and William Laud were mortal enemies.
    • Not even my mortal enemies deserve to suffer this much.
    • The only thing that made Brandon and, more specifically, his father want me was the fact that his father and mine had been near mortal enemies.
    • The hyenas and lions appear to be mortal enemies.
  • 4 literary

    (danger) de muerte
    (terror) pavoroso
    • The soloist nervously expresses mortal doubts and fears.
    • I couldn't remember - but I still felt this sense of terror inside, the aftermath of a moment of extreme discomfort and mortal fear.
    • It was like a particularly manic amusement park ride, with the amusement somewhat tempered by mortal fear.
    • A few of those that don't agree sit in mortal fear, terrified one of these shrieking maniacs will tear their head off for having an opposing opinion.
    • When I went up there, I asked about snakes as I have a mortal fear of them.
    • We talked about counseling again but that is something I cannot do, my mortal fear of being seen as weak and crying by people would stop me doing that.
    • His mortal fear of Jesse James led him to kill the famous outlaw, not just for the reward money, but as a preemptive strike to save his own life.
    • Now, my mother is a meek, sweet, tiny little Christian woman who has a mortal fear of driving in strange places.
    • I don't know what motivated me since I lived in mortal fear of public speaking.
    • Who doesn't remember the mortal fear that some sort of monster may be lurking under the bed, in the cupboard or in the shadows?
    • She waited over three hours to board a boat despite her mortal fear of doing so.
    • She is also in mortal fear of her husband and brothers who might be looking for her.
    • Rather, the region was often viewed as a preserve where savage wars were still fought, and where even Westerners could still experience mortal fear.
    • Last year my back went into spasm and for a couple of weeks I was in mortal agony.
    • My blood ran cold, and my mortal fright returned in full force.
    • From one night to the next they lived in mortal anguish of what might happen to the man, the wife and the child that was waiting to be born.
    • His eyes widened tremendously and his mouth opened in a scream of mortal terror at the sight of the creature within.
    • I had always lived in mortal terror of Abby, and now, here I was going to confront for the final time.
    • The pain and the clutch took away her breath leaving her in mortal agony.
    • Ever since Margaret has disguised a mortal terror of birds.


  • 1

    mortal masculine, feminine
    lesser mortals find this difficult al común de los mortales esto le resulta difícil
    • he doesn't associate with mere mortals like us no se trata con gente del vulgo como nosotros
    • Further, the tone of the column may have portrayed the writer as some high priest sitting in judgment of lesser mortals.
    • It is much easier to hurl accusations from above and demand that lesser mortals do the actual work.
    • If maths professors cannot work out how mortgage rates are calculated what chance do we lesser mortals stand?
    • It might look great on supermodels, but, frankly, it's an insult to lesser mortals.
    • It is too much for us lesser mortals to understand fully what we are supporting and why.
    • You can just about detect what he might have been driving at here, but lesser mortals may not quite get the subtle nuances.
    • He showed no signs of jet lag, again something lesser mortals complain of.
    • She will not talk to ordinary mortals, her feet won't touch the ground and she won't venture out of her palace more than a handful of times a year.
    • That's about as close as it gets to celebrities mucking in with ordinary mortals.
    • She has understood that ordinary mortals like us need the inspiration of heroes.
    • Rarely does the maestro make a statement that is comprehensible to the ordinary mortal.
    • Given that even the experts cannot agree on the economic arguments, what hope have we ordinary mortals?
    • I always felt that science as the preserve of people from Oxbridge or Ivy League universities - and not for the common mortal - was a very bad idea.
    • We are mere mortals, who are we to say there are not creatures living in the deep silts below.
    • To understand the contents would probably take half a dozen accountants six months of reading, so what chance have we mere mortals got?
    • The 27-year-old collects world and Olympic titles like we mere mortals collect stamps.
    • That 88 billion is such an enormous figure that it is impossible for mere mortals to grasp it.
    • If it's good enough for them it should be good enough for us mere mortals.
    • Polo has long been a favourite among the royals and their coterie, but it is increasingly accessible to mere mortals, too.
    • After 50, most ordinary mortals aren't up to a major career change.