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"Gossip" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "chismear", and "tattle" is an intransitive verb which is also often translated as "chismear". Learn more about the difference between "gossip" and "tattle" below.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to talk about people)
a. chismear
The two girls gossiped all night long.Las dos chicas chismearon toda la noche.
b. chismorrear
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Stop gossiping about them.Deja de chismorrear sobre ellos.
c. cotillear
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
People who gossip are not living their own lives.La gente que cotillea no vive sus vidas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (rumor)
a. el chisme
(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).
She heard an interesting piece of gossip on the bus.Se enteró de un chisme muy interesante en el autobús.
b. el cotilleo
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
A piece of malicious gossip was going round the class.Un cotilleo malintencionado circulaba por la clase.
3. (conversation)
a. la charla
(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 had a good gossip about her ex-husband.Tuvimos una buena charla sobre su exmarido.
4. (person who gossips)
a. el chismoso
(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).
, la chismosa
(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).
My aunt is a terrible gossip.Mi tía es una chismosa terrible.
b. el cotilla
(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).
, la cotilla
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Grandpa is the gossip of the family.Abuelito es el cotilla de la familia.
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tattle
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to tell secrets)
a. chismear
I can't tell you anything. You go and tattle to your mommy every time.No te puedo decir nada, siempre vas y le chismeas a tu mami.
b. acusar
I can't believe Al tattled on me to the teacher.No me puedo creer que Al me acusara al maestro.
c. chismorrear
If you tattle on me to your brother, you'll regret it.Si le chismorreas a tu hermano sobre mí, te arrepentirás.
d. chismosear
We're not in Kindergarten anymore. I can't believe you tattled to Dad.Ya no estamos en el Kinder, no puedo creer que le chismosearas a papá.
e. alcahuetear
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
What a little baby! You're going to regret tattling to Mom.¡Qué bebé eres! Te vas a arrepentir por alcahuetearle a mamá.
f. chivarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
If you want to keep your friends, don't tattle.Si no quieres perder a tus amigos, no te chives.
2.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(to chatter)
a. cotorrear
Winnie and her mother sat, tattled, and sipped their tea for hours.Winnie y su mamá se sentaron, cotorrearon y tomaron té durante horas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (gossip)
a. los chismes
(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).
There is too much tattle today.Hay demasiados chismes hoy.
b. las habladurías
(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).
Rodney lost his friends after so much tattle.Rodney perdió a sus amigos después de tantas habladurías.
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