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"Escalofrío" is a noun which is often translated as "shiver", and "cosquilleo" is a noun which is often translated as "tickling". Learn more about the difference between "escalofrío" and "cosquilleo" below.
escalofrío(
ehs
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kah
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loh
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free
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oh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (because of a cold, a fever, or fear)
a. shiver
Esta película de miedo me está dando escalofríos.This scary movie is giving me shivers.
b. chill
El paciente tiene escalofríos y fiebre.The patient has chills and a fever.
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cosquilleo(
kohs
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kee
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yeh
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oh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. tickling
Supe que había alguien detrás de mí porque sentí un cosquilleo en la nuca.I knew there was someone behind me because I felt a tickle in the back of my neck.
b. tickling sensation
Cuando llega la primavera siento un cosquilleo en la nariz porque tengo alergia al polen.When spring arrives I feel a tickling sensation in my nose because I am allergic to pollen.
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