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"Glance" is a noun which is often translated as "la mirada", and "peep" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "espiar". Learn more about the difference between "glance" and "peep" below.
glance(
glahns
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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. (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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peep
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to look furtively)
a. espiar
The police arrested the man who was peeping at me from across the street.La policía arrestó al hombre que me espiaba desde el otro lado de la calle.
b. mirar furtivamente
When the teacher wasn't looking, I peeped at the answer sheet for tomorrow's test.Cuando el profesor no estaba mirando, miré furtivamente la hoja de respuestas para el examen de mañana.
c. mirar a hurtadillas
We tried peeping under the door to find out who else was in the office with our manager.Tratamos de mirar a hurtadillas debajo de la puerta para ver quién más estaba en la oficina con el gerente.
2. (to look at quickly)
a. echar un vistazo
I quickly peeped at my watch and realized that I had to leave early.Rápidamente le eché un vistazo a mi reloj y me di cuenta de que tenía que salir temprano.
3. (to stick out)
a. asomar
My friend told me that my bra strap was peeping out from under my blouse.Mi amiga me dijo que asomaba un tirante del sostén por debajo de la blusa.
b. asomarse
We should call the gardener. Some weeds are starting to peep out among the grass.Debemos llamar al jardinero. Algunas malas hierbas están empezando a asomarse entre el césped.
4. (to make a high-pitched sound)
a. piar
I wanted to sleep in, but the birds peeping outside my window kept me awake.Quería seguir durmiendo, pero las aves que piaban frente a mi ventana me mantuvieron despierto.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (sound birds make)
a. el pío
(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).
A few peeps from the incubator indicated that the chcks had hatched.Unos píos de la incubadora indicaron que los pollitos habían salido del cascarón.
6. (slight sound)
a. el pío
(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 don't want to hear a peep out of you while John is giving his speech.No quiero oír ni un pío de ti mientras John da su discurso.
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