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"Gaze" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "mirar fijamente", and "stare" is an intransitive verb which is also often translated as "mirar fijamente". Learn more about the difference between "gaze" and "stare" 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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stare(
stehr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to look with a fixed stare)
a. mirar fijamente
I knocked over the glass bottle and everybody turned and stared at me.Tiré una botella de vidrio y todos se dieron la vuelta y me miraron fijamente.
b. quedarse mirando
She waved goodbye and I stared as her car drove away.Me dijo adiós con la mano y me quedé mirando mientras su coche se alejaba.
c. clavar los ojos
I noticed you staring at me sometimes, but I never imagined that you were in love with me.Noté un par de veces cómo me clavabas los ojos, pero nunca imaginé que estabas enamorado de mí.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (fixed 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).
Anna gave me a stare which I interpreted as: "Stop talking!"Anna me lanzó una mirada fija que interpreté que quería decir: "¡Cierra la boca!".
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