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"Giggle" is a noun which is often translated as "la risita", and "smirk" is a noun which is often translated as "la sonrisa satisfecha". Learn more about the difference between "giggle" and "smirk" below.
giggle(
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guhl
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act of laughing stupidly)
a. la risita
(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).
Let out another giggle during my presentation and I'll kick you out.Suelta otra risita durante mi presentación y te echo.
b. la risa
(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).
She let out a giggle of joy and excitement when she found out that she won the prize.Se le escapó una risa de alegría y emoción cuando descubrió que había ganado el premio.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fun) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
My friends and I went to the movie theater for a giggle after a long week.Mis amigos y yo fuimos al cine para divertirnos después de una semana larga.
We went diving into the freezing cold ocean for a giggle.Nos echamos un clavado en el océano helado en plan de broma.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to produce laughter)
a. reírse tontamente
I have a nervous habit of giggling at the most inappropriate times.Tengo el hábito nervioso de reírme tontamente en los momentos más inapropiados.
giggles
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (laughing attack)
a. risa tonta
We had a fit of the giggles when we saw Jamie come in the room.Nos dio un ataque de risa tonta cuando vimos a Jamie entrar en la habitación.
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smirk
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (smug smile)
a. la sonrisa satisfecha
(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 can't stand that smirk on your face. Come on, tell me how wrong I was.No soporto esa sonrisa satisfecha que tienes en la cara. Vamos, dime lo equivocado que estaba.
You'll never be good at poker if you keep that smirk on your face whenever you have a good hand!¡Nunca serás bueno para el póquer si sigues con esa sonrisa satisfecha cada vez que tengas una buena mano.
b. la sonrisa de suficiencia
(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 accused sat with a smirk on his face during the entire trial.El acusado se pasó el juicio entero sentado con una sonrisa de suficiencia en la cara.
2. (conspiratorial smile)
a. la sonrisa de complicidad
(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).
"We could skip dinner and go to my place," he said with a smirk."Podríamos saltarnos la cena e ir a mi casa", dijo él con una sonrisa de complicidad.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to smile in a smug way)
a. sonreír con aire satisfecho
He smirked at his image in the mirror.Sonrió con aire satisfecho a la imagen que le devolvía el espejo.
b. sonreír con aire de suficiencia
The journalist smirked when she was proved right.La periodista sonrió con aire de suficiencia cuando se demostró que tenía razón.
4. (to smile conspiratorially)
a. sonreír con complicidad
Vera smirked at Bill, and he realized she knew the whole truth.Vera sonrió a Bill con complicidad, y él se dio cuenta de que ella sabía toda la verdad.
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