Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “brain”

See all translations

brain

noun /brein/
(anatomy) the centre/center of the nervous system
cerebro
an injury to the brain (also adjective) brain surgery brain damage.
(often in plural) cleverness
cabeza, inteligencia
She’s got a good brain for figures You’ve plenty of brains.
(informal) a clever person
cerebro, cerebrito
He’s one of the best brains in the country.
brainless adjective stupid
estúpido, insensato
a brainless idiot.
brainy adjective ( comparative brainier, superlative brainiest) clever
brilante, muy inteligente, con mucho talento
She’s a brainy child.
brainchild noun a favourite/favorite theory, invention etc thought up by a particular person
parto del ingenio, invento, creación
This entire project is Dr Morrison’s brainchild.
brain drain noun the loss of experts to another country (usually in search of better salaries etc)
fuga de cerebros
As a result of the brain drain, Britain does not have enough doctors.
brainstem noun (anatomy) the part of the brain above the spinal cord that controls reflexes and vital body functions such as respiration and heart rate
Tronco del Encéfalo
abnormalities in the brainstem.
brainstorm noun (British, informal) a sudden inability to think clearly or logically with the result that you do something silly
Despistarse
I don’t know why I made such a stupid mistake – I must have had a brainstorm.
(American ) a good idea that comes to someone suddenly; brainwave (British)
Inspiración
She had a brainstorm: what about replacing the broken part with one from another machine?
brainstorming noun a way of generating new ideas from a group of people by means of a discussion in which they make several suggestions and the best ones are adopted
Intercanbio de Ideas
The marketing team held a brainstorming session.
brainwash verb to force (a person) to confess etc by putting great (psychological) pressure on him
lavar el cerebro
He feared that his daughter was being brainwashed by a religious cult.
brainwashing noun
lavado de cerebro
The group has often been accused of brainwashing.
brainwave noun (British ) a sudden bright idea; brainstorm (American)
idea luminosa
I’ve just had a brainwave.
Translations of “brain”
in Korean 뇌…
in Arabic مُخّ, دِماغ…
in French (au/du) cerveau, intelligence, cerveau…
in Italian cervello…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腦,大腦, 頭腦, 智力…
in Russian мозг, голова, мозги…
in Turkish beyin, son derece zeki insan…
in Polish mózg…
in Portuguese cérebro…
in German das Gehirn, ‘das Köpfchen‘, der Kopf…
in Catalan cervell…
in Japanese 脳…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脑,大脑, 头脑, 智力…
(Definition of brain from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “brain” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More