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"Quack" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "graznar", and "cluck" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "cloquear". Learn more about the difference between "quack" and "cluck" below.
quack
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to make the sound of a duck)
a. graznar
The ducks paddled about the pond, quacking and flapping their wings.Los patos chapoteaban en el estanque, graznando y aleteando.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (sound ducks make)
a. el graznido
(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 little boy heard the quack of a duck out on the lake.El niño oyó el graznido de un pato en el lago.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(phony doctor)
a. el matasanos
(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 matasanos
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
That quack gave me the wrong medicine and I got even sicker.Ese matasanos me dio la medicina equivocada y me enfermé aún más.
b. el curandero
(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 curandera
(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).
It turned out that Dr. Sanchez was a quack and that all the certificates and degrees on the wall were forged.Resultó que el Dr. Sánchez era un curandero y que todos los certificados y títulos en la pared eran falsificados.
4. (impostor)
a. el charlatán
(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 charlatana
(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).
That blogger is a quack with no knowledge of science.Esa blogger es una charlatana sin conocimiento alguno de la ciencia.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (lacking medical credibility)
a. de curandero
You need to go to a real doctor. Some quack remedy isn't going to cure you.Debes ir a un médico de verdad. Un remedio de curandero no te va a curar.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
6. (used to imitate the sound ducks make)
a. cua
"What's your name, pretty duck?" asked the girl, but the duck just said "quack.""¿Cómo te llamas, lindo patito?" preguntó la niña, pero el pato se limitó a decir "cua".
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cluck
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to make the sound of a chicken)
a. cloquear
The chickens clucked and ran about the yard.Los pollos cloqueaban y correteaban por el corral.
b. cacarear
The hen clucked and jumped down from its roost.La gallina cacareó y saltó de su gallinero.
2. (to make a clicking sound)
a. chasquear la lengua
She didn't say no, but she showed her disapproval by clucking.No dijo que no, pero mostró su desaprobación chasqueando la lengua.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (sound chickens make)
a. el cloqueo
(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 farmer heard a cluck behind him, and he turned around to see that one of the chickens was following him.El granjero oyó un cloqueo detrás de él, y se volvió para ver que uno de los pollos lo seguía.
b. el cacareo
(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).
Since I live in a farm, I'm used to the cluck of hens and roosters.Ya que vivo en una granja, estoy acostumbrado al cacareo de las gallinas y los gallos.
4. (clicking noise)
a. el chasquido
(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 cantankerous bartender just let out a cluck and stood there with his arms crossed.El barman cascarrabias se limitó a soltar un chasquido y quedarse ahí con los brazos cruzados.
b. el chasquido de la lengua
(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).
Wendy gave one look at the headline, rolled her eyes, and gave a cluck of disgust.Wendy le echó una mirada al titular, puso los ojos en blanco e hizo un chasquido de la lengua con indignación.
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