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From Old Spanish fambre (compare Ladino ambre), from Vulgar Latin *faminem, from Latin famēs, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰə- (to disappear).



hambre f (plural hambres)

  1. hunger
    ¿Qué te parece si comemos? - No tengo hambre.
    What do you think if we eat now? - I'm not hungry.
    Sí, me muero de hambre. - Yes, I'm starving. (literally 'dying of hunger')

Usage notesEdit

  • The feminine noun hambre is like other feminine nouns starting with a stressed a sound in that it takes the definite article el (normally reserved for masculine nouns) in the singular when there is no intervening adjective:
el hambre
  • However, if an adjective, even one that begins with a stressed a sound such as alta or ancha, intervenes between the article and the noun, the article reverts to la.

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