Quick answer
"Croak" is a noun which is often translated as "el croar", and "die" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "morir". Learn more about the difference between "croak" and "die" below.
croak
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sound frogs make)
a. el croar
(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).
We could hear the chirp of crickets and the croak of frogs when we arrived at the cabin.Podíamos oír el chirrido de los grillos y el croar de las ranas cuando llegamos a la cabaña.
2. (sound ravens make)
a. el graznido
(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 croak of a raven woke Hal from a sound sleep.El graznido de un cuervo despertó a Hal de su sueño profundo.
3. (short, deep sound)
a. el gruñido
(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 singer was nervous on her first night, and the first thing that came out of her mouth was a croak.La cantante estaba nerviosa la primera noche y lo primero que salió de su boca fue un gruñido.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to make the sound of a raven)
a. graznar
The raven croaked a couple of times and flew away.El cuervo graznó un par de veces y salió volando.
5. (to make the sound of a frog)
a. croar
At this hour, the frogs start croaking out on the pond.A estas horas, las ranas empiezan a croar allá en la balsa.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to die)
a. espicharla
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No sooner had the old man croaked, than his children began squabbling over his estate.En cuanto la espichó el viejo, sus hijos echaron a pelear por su patrimonio.
b. estirar la pata
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Retire? No way. I'll play the piano 'til I croak.¿Jubilarme? De ningún modo. Tocaré el piano hasta que estire la pata.
c. palmar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
What's the point of working like a dog your whole life? Your money does you no good once you croak.¿Para qué matarse a trabajar toda la vida? Tu dinero no sirve de nada una vez que palmes.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to say in a hoarse voice)
a. decir con voz ronca
"I don't think I'm going to be able to do my speech today," croaked Dina."No creo que pueda dar mi discurso hoy", dijo Dina con voz ronca.
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die(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to perish)
a. morir
Her father died of cancer ten years ago.Su padre murió de cáncer hace diez años.
b. fallecer
She died in hospital.Falleció en el hospital.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to want very badly)
a. morirse
I'm dying for a drink.Me muero de sed.
3. (to fade away)
a. extinguirse
The daylight died and he turned his flashlight on.La luz del día se extinguió y él encendió su linterna.
b. apagarse
When the fire died, the room got very cold.Al apagarse la chimenea, la habitación quedó muy fría.
4. (to stop working)
a. dejar de funcionar
My phone died, just like that.Mi teléfono dejó de funcionar, sin más.
b. apagarse
The engine died and there was no way to start it again.El motor se apagó y no hubo forma de arrancarlo de nuevo.
5. (to calm down)
a. calmarse
Let's wait until the storm dies down before heading out.Esperemos a que se calme la tormenta antes de salir.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to perish)
a. morir
Many drug dealers die a violent death.Muchos traficantes de drogas mueren de forma violenta.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (games)
a. el dado
(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).
We need one more die to play.Necesitamos un dado más para poder jugar.
8. (for molding metal)
a. la matriz
(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).
Dies are used to shape sheet metal into automobile doors.Se utilizan matrices para moldear el metal laminado y transformarlo en puertas de automóvil.
9. (for stamping coins)
a. el cuño
(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 decoration on the borders is stamped out with steel dies.La ornamentación de los bordes se consigue mediante un troquelado con cuños de acero.
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