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"Creak" is a noun which is often translated as "el crujido", and "squeak" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "chillar". Learn more about the difference between "creak" and "squeak" below.
creak
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sound)
a. el crujido
(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).
Luis shot Marta a look of profound discomfort when they heard the creak of bedsprings coming from their son's room.Luis miró a Marta con profunda inquietud cuando oyeron el crujido de los muelles de la cama proveniente del cuarto de su hijo.
b. el chirrido
(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).
Benjamin heard the creak of the door as it slowly opened, and to his fright, there was no one there.Benjamín oyó el chirrido de la puerta al abrirse lentamente y, para su horror, no había nadie allí.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to squeak)
a. crujir
My knees creak every time I stand up.Mis rodillas crujen cada vez que me levanto.
b. chirriar
This spooky old house creaks with the slightest gust of wind.Esta vieja y espeluznante casa chirría con la más mínima ráfaga de viento.
c. rechinar
The hinge on the table creaks when you raise the folding end of it.La bisagra de la mesa rechina cuando se sube el ala plegable.
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squeak
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to emit a shrill sound)
a. chillar (animal or person)
I heard the mouse squeak under the kitchen sink before I saw it.Oí al ratón chillar bajo el fregadero de la cocina antes de verlo.
b. chirriar (mechanical)
The front door squeaks when you open it, so I always know when someone opens the door.La puerta delantera chirría cuando se abre, entonces siempre sé cuando alguien abre la puerta.
c. rechinar (mechanical)
The bed squeaks when I lie down.La cama rechina cuando me acuesto.
d. crujir (shoes)
My new shoes squeak so loudly you can hear me half a block away.Mis zapatos nuevos crujen tan fuerte que me puedes oír a media cuadra.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to say in a shrill tone)
a. chillar
When he asked me a question, instead of speaking the answer, I squeaked it, because of my laryngitis.Cuando me hizo una pregunta, en lugar de decir la respuesta, la chillé, por mi laringitis.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (shrill sound)
a. el chillido
(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).
(animal or person)
I heard a squeak in the backyard and it turned out to be a baby kitten.Oí un chillido en el patio trasero y resultó ser un gatito bebé.
b. el chirrido
(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).
(mechanical)
The dog is sad because his ball lost its squeak.El perro está triste porque su pelota perdió su chirrido.
c. el crujido
(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).
(shoes)
I love the squeak of new shoes.Me encanta el crujido de los zapatos nuevos.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(utterance)
a. la palabra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I haven't heard a squeak from Craig in years. He may be dead for all I know.No he oído ni una palabra de Craig en años. Por lo que sé, podría estar muerto.
b. pío
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I saw protesters surrounding the governor's office today, but I haven't heard a squeak in the news.Vi manifestantes rodeando la oficina del gobernador hoy, pero no he oído ni pío en las noticias.
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