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"Quiver" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "temblar", and "shudder" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "estremecerse". Learn more about the difference between "quiver" and "shudder" below.
quiver(
kwihi
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vuhr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to tremble)
a. temblar
I was quivering with fear the whole time we were inside the haunted house.Estaba temblando del miedo todo el tiempo que estuvimos dentro de la casa embrujada.
The jelly quivered as I put the plate on the table.La gelatina tembló cuando puse el plato en la mesa.
b. estremecerse
The dog quivered with pleasure when I stroked it.El perro se estremeció de gusto cuando lo acaricié.
c. agitarse
The leaves were quivering slightly in the breeze.La brisa hacía que las hojas se agitaran ligeramente.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (trembling)
a. el temblor
(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 noticed her shining eyes and the quiver of her lips as she was told the bad news.Noté sus ojos brillosos y el temblor de los labios cuando le dieron la mala noticia.
b. el estremecimiento
(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 quiver of pleasure ran through his body as he slipped between the cool sheets.Un estremecimiento de placer le recorrió el cuerpo al deslizarse entre las sábanas frescas.
3. (container for arrows)
a. la aljaba
(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 warrior carried his arrows in a leather quiver decorated with beads.El guerrero llevaba sus flechas en una aljaba de cuero adornada con abalorios.
b. el carcaj
(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 archer took an arrow out of his quiver and placed it on his bow.El arquero sacó una flecha de su carcaj y la colocó en el arco.
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shudder
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to shake from emotion)
a. estremecerse
Jean shuddered when she saw the photographs of the accident.Jean se estremeció al ver las fotos del accidente.
b. temblar
I still shudder when I think how close we came to being killed that night.Todavía tiemblo cuando pienso lo cerca que estuvimos de morir esa noche.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
"Do you know what your son has done now?" "I shudder to think!""¿Sabe lo que ha hecho ahora su hijo?" "¡No quiero ni pensarlo!"
I shudder to think how much all of this is going to cost!Tiemblo de pensar cuánto va a costar todo esto.
2. (to shake because of a physical phenomenon)
a. vibrar
The plane started to shudder as it gathered speed.El avión empezó a vibrar según aceleraba.
b. temblar
The whole building shuddered with the earthquake.Todo el edificio tembló con el terremoto.
c. dar sacudidas
The bus shuddered to a stop.El autobús paró dando sacudidas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (shaking)
a. el estremecimiento
(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 shudder ran through his body when he saw the police officer at the door.Un estremecimiento le recorrió el cuerpo cuando vio al policía en la puerta.
b. el escalofrío
(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).
That sound sends shudders down my spine.Ese sonido me da escalofríos.
c. la sacudida
(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 felt a shudder in the ground as the aftershock hit.Sentimos una sacudida en el suelo cuando se produjo la réplica.
d. la vibración
(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 the car to the mechanic because there was a shudder in the steering.Llevé el coche al mecánico porque notaba una vibración en la dirección.
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