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Spanish translation of 'hippopotamus'

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[ˌhɪpəˈpɒtəməs ]
nounWord forms: plural hippopotamuses or hippopotami [ˌhɪpəˈpɒtəmaɪ ]
hipopótamo (hipopótama) m/f

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Example Sentences Including 'hippopotamus'

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It was as if she had asked him how he would like to be a hippopotamus.
Suddenly, a lantern flared and a hippopotamus loomed up in front of them.
Who else had a voice that could express the rage of a baboon, a leopard and a hippopotamus in one rise and fell swoop?
Clive Barker GALILEE (2002)

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'hippopotamus' in Other Languages

British English: hippopotamus /ˌhɪpəˈpɒtəməs/ NOUN
A hippopotamus is a very large African animal with short legs and thick, hairless skin. Hippopotamuses live in and near rivers.
  • American English: hippopotamus
  • Arabic: فَرَسُ النَّهْر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: hipopótamo
  • Chinese: 河马
  • Croatian: nilski konj
  • Czech: hroch
  • Danish: flodhest
  • Dutch: nijlpaard
  • European Spanish: hipopótamo
  • Finnish: virtahepo
  • French: hippopotame
  • German: Nilpferd
  • Greek: ιπποπόταμος
  • Italian: ippopotamo
  • Japanese: カバ
  • Korean: 하마
  • Norwegian: flodhest
  • Polish: hipopotam
  • European Portuguese: hipopótamo
  • Romanian: hipopotam
  • Russian: гиппопотам
  • Latin American Spanish: hipopótamo
  • Swedish: flodhäst
  • Thai: ฮิปโปโปเตมัส
  • Turkish: hipopotam
  • Ukrainian: гіпопотам
  • Vietnamese: con hà mã


Translation of hippopotamus from the Collins English to Spanish
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