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"Gaze" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "mirar fijamente", and "glance" is a noun which is often translated as "la mirada". Learn more about the difference between "gaze" and "glance" below.
gaze(
geyz
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to look at with intention)
a. mirar fijamente
Gaze into the crystal ball and I'll be able to predict your future.Mira fijamente la bola de cristal y podré adivinar tu futuro.
b. mirar
You've been gazing out the window for the past hour. Are you paying attention?Te has pasado toda la hora mirando por la ventana. ¿Estás prestando atención?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (look)
a. la mirada fija
(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).
His intent gaze pierced me like a knife and made me uncomfortable.Su mirada fija e intensa me atravesó como una navaja y me incomodó.
b. la mirada
(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've noticed your gaze lingering all night. Are you going to buy me a drink?Llevo notando tu mirada toda la noche. ¿Me vas a invitar a una bebida?
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glance(
glahns
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (look)
a. la mirada
(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 secretary shot me a suspicious glance.La secretaria me lanzó una mirada de desconfianza.
b. la ojeada
(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 took a glance at the book, but it didn't look very good.Le di una ojeada al libro, pero no me pareció muy bueno.
c. el vistazo
(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 maître d' took one glance at my feet and said I wouldn't be allowed in with sneakers.El maitre me echó un vistazo a los pies y me dijo que no podía entrar con tenis.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to look)
a. mirar
She glanced back for a moment and then got on the train.Miró atrás por un momento y luego subió al tren.
3. (to take a quick look; used with "at")
a. echarle un vistazo a
My professor glanced at my paper and wrote "F" on it.Mi profesor le echó un vistazo a mi ensayo y escribió una "F".
b. echarle una mirada a (person)
I glanced at the girl I wanted to ask out and then looked away.Le eché una mirada a la chica que quería invitar a salir y después miré para otro lado.
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