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"Gasp" is a noun which is often translated as "el grito ahogado", and "wheeze" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "resollar". Learn more about the difference between "gasp" and "wheeze" below.
gasp(
gahsp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sudden breath)
a. el grito ahogado
(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 first time I saw the pyramids, I was taken aback by their magnificence and literally let out a gasp.La primera vez que vi las pirámides quedé sorprendido por su magnificencia y literalmente dejé escapar un grito ahogado.
b. el jadeo
(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).
Relieved to be home safe, Layla let out a gasp.Aliviada de llegar a casa sana y salva, Layla dejó salir un jadeo.
c. la boqueada
(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).
(of dying person)
We've called for the priest because Sebastian seems to be almost at his last gasp.Hemos llamado al cura porque parece que Sebastián está por dar las últimas boqueadas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to pant)
a. jadear
I can't believe you're gasping after walking up a single flight of stairs.No puedo creer que estés jadeando por aire después de subir un solo tramo de escaleras.
b. respirar con dificultad
Alexa is gasping because she has asthma.Alexa está respirando con dificultad porque tiene asma.
3. (to inhale sharply)
a. dar un grito ahogado
Erica gasped in pain when she stubbed her toe.Erica dio un grito ahogado cuando se golpeó el dedo del pie.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to want eagerly) (United Kingdom)
a. morirse por
I"m gasping for a cup of tea.Me muero por una taza de té.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to say while gasping)
a. decir con voz entrecortada
Edward gasped a few words between bouts of pain.Edward dijo una palabras con voz entrecortada entre ataques de dolor.
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wheeze(
wiz
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to breath with difficulty)
a. resollar
Even though I was wheezing half the time, I managed to finish the run.A pesar de resollar la mitad del tiempo, logré terminar la carrera.
b. respirar con dificultad
Grandma is wheezing because she has pneumonia.Abuela está respirando con dificultad porque tiene neumonía.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to say with a wheeze)
a. decir casi sin aliento
"I can't make it to the top of the mountain," Tim wheezed."No alcanzo la cima de la montaña," dijo Tim casi sin aliento.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (raspy, whistling sound)
a. el resuello
(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).
I've woken up with a wheeze every morning for a week now.Me he despertado con un resuello cada mañana por una semana ya.
b. el resoplido
(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 doctor listened to the wheeze from my chest with his stethoscope.El médico escuchó el resoplido de mi pecho con su estetoscopio.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(trick) (United Kingdom)
a. la treta
(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).
The robbers came up with a clever wheeze of taking the stolen money off the premises in garbage cans.A los ladrones se le ocurrió la treta de llevarse el dinero robado del edificio en cubos de la basura.
b. el truco
(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).
Everyone thought it was a great wheeze when mom served the turkey with sparklers sticking out of it.Todos pensaron que fue un gran truco cuando mamá sirvió el pavo con bengalas saliendo de él.
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