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"Buzzing" is a noun which is often translated as "el zumbido", and "humming" is a noun which is often translated as "el tarareo". Learn more about the difference between "buzzing" and "humming" below.
buzzing
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el zumbido
(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).
All you could hear was the buzzing of insects and the lapping of the water on the riverbank.Solo se oía el zumbido de los insectos y las aguas que lamían la orilla del río.
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humming(
huh
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mihng
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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)
a. el tarareo
(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).
(person)
Alberto could hear his mother's humming as she swept in the other room.Alberto podía oír el tarareo de su madre mientras ella barría en el cuarto de al lado.
b. el zumbido
(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).
(insect)
The humming of a fat horsefly was making it impossible for Cynthia to get any sleep.El zumbido de un tábano gordo hacía imposible que Cynthia consiguiera dormirse.
c. el ronroneo
(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).
(machine)
The loud humming of the computer made me think it needed a new fan.El fuerte ronroneo de la computadora me hizo pensar que necesitaba un ventilador nuevo.
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