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"Baa" is a noun which is often translated as "el balido", and "cluck" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "cloquear". Learn more about the difference between "baa" and "cluck" below.
baa(
bah
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sound sheep make)
a. el balido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There wasn't a sound to be heard but the light breeze and the baas of the sheep in the field.No se oía ningún sonido aparte de la brisa ligera y los balidos de las ovejas en el campo.
You can hear the plaintive baas of the hungry lambs from far away.Se escuchan los balidos angustiados de los corderos hambrientos desde lejos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to make the sound of a sheep)
a. balar
"Why must I be so lonely?" said the shepherd, but the sheep only baaed and looked back up at him."¿Por qué estoy tan solo?" dijo el pastor, pero la oveja se limitó a balar y voltearlo a ver.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3. (used to imitate the sound sheep make)
a. beee
The teacher asked, "What sound does a sheep make?," and the kids went "baa!"La maestra preguntó, "¿Qué sonido hacen las ovejas?", y los niños dijeron "¡beee!"
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cluck
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to make the sound of a chicken)
a. cloquear
The chickens clucked and ran about the yard.Los pollos cloqueaban y correteaban por el corral.
b. cacarear
The hen clucked and jumped down from its roost.La gallina cacareó y saltó de su gallinero.
2. (to make a clicking sound)
a. chasquear la lengua
She didn't say no, but she showed her disapproval by clucking.No dijo que no, pero mostró su desaprobación chasqueando la lengua.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (sound chickens make)
a. el cloqueo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The farmer heard a cluck behind him, and he turned around to see that one of the chickens was following him.El granjero oyó un cloqueo detrás de él, y se volvió para ver que uno de los pollos lo seguía.
b. el cacareo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Since I live in a farm, I'm used to the cluck of hens and roosters.Ya que vivo en una granja, estoy acostumbrado al cacareo de las gallinas y los gallos.
4. (clicking noise)
a. el chasquido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The cantankerous bartender just let out a cluck and stood there with his arms crossed.El barman cascarrabias se limitó a soltar un chasquido y quedarse ahí con los brazos cruzados.
b. el chasquido de la lengua
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Wendy gave one look at the headline, rolled her eyes, and gave a cluck of disgust.Wendy le echó una mirada al titular, puso los ojos en blanco e hizo un chasquido de la lengua con indignación.
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