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"Crouch" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "agacharse", and "stoop" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "encorvarse". Learn more about the difference between "crouch" and "stoop" below.
crouch(
krauch
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. agacharse
The boys crouched behind a car to hide from the teacher.Los niños se agacharon detrás de un auto para esconderse del profesor.
b. ponerse en cuclillas
Helga crouched to get a closer look at the spider on the ground.Helga se puso en cuclillas para ver de cerca la araña que había en el suelo.
c. agazaparse
The ocelot crouched in the bushes, waiting for its prey to get close enough.El ocelote se agazapaba en la maleza, a la espera de que su presa estuviera lo suficientemente cerca.
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stoop
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to have a leaning posture)
a. encorvarse
Juan tends to stoop and walks at a slow pace, so everybody thinks he's depressed.Juan tiende a encorvarse y anda lentamente, y todos creen que está deprimido.
b. andar encorvado
My grandfather was starting to stoop and I had to buy him a cane.Mi abuelo empezaba a andar encorvado y tuve que comprarle un bastón.
2. (to bend over)
a. agacharse
You're too tall. Stoop down so I can whisper the secret in your ear.Eres demasiado alto. Agáchate para que pueda susurrarte el secreto al oído.
3. (to demean oneself)
a. rebajarse
The mayor refused to stoop to the level of his opponent with a smear campaign.El alcalde se negó a rebajarse al nivel de su adversario con una campaña de desprestigio.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (veranda)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el porche
(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 police officers ticketed the teenagers for loitering on our stoop.La policía multó a los adolescentes por merodear en nuestro porche.
b. la escalera de entrada
(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).
There are so many people hanging out on the stoop that I can barely get inside the building.Hay tanta gente pasando el rato en la escalera de entrada que apenas puedo entrar al edificio.
5. (leaning posture)
a. la joroba
(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).
My mom's always telling me to sit up straight or I'll end up with a stoop.Mi mamá siempre me dice que me siente derecha o voy a terminar con una joroba.
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