Quick answer
"Waffle" is a noun which is often translated as "el wafle", and "quiet" is an adjective which is often translated as "silencioso". Learn more about the difference between "waffle" and "quiet" below.
waffle(
wa
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fuhl
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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. (culinary)
a. el wafle
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I'm going to have waffles and blueberries for breakfast.Voy a desayunar wafles con moras azules.
b. el waffle
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Our favorite Sunday restaurant in Guadalajara is the Casa de los Waffles.Nuestro restaurante dominguero favorito en Guadalajara es la Casa de los Waffles.
c. el gofre
(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)
We ate waffles with chocolate and cream for breakfast.Desayunamos gofres con chocolate y nata.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(wordiness) (United Kingdom)
a. la paja
(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).
(written)
You might have passed had you not filled your essay with so much waffle.Puede que hubieras pasado si no hubieras llenado tu ensayo con tanta paja.
b. el palabrerío
(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).
(written)
You need to cut down on the waffle if you want anyone to read it.Debes recortar el palabrerío si quieres que alguien lo lea.
c. la palabrería
(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).
(verbal)
I hate his speeches because they are 95% waffle.Odio sus discursos, ya que el 95% es palabrería.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to be indecisive)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. dar vueltas
Stop waffling and just pick something to eat already.Deja ya de dar vueltas y escoge algo de comer.
4. (to ramble on) (United Kingdom)
a. enrollarse
Whenever I ask her something simple, she waffles and tells me everything but what I asked.Siempre que le pregunto algo sencillo, se enrolla contándome todo menos lo que le pregunté.
b. hablar sin decir nada
The customer service agent waffled for ten exasperating minutes.El agente de atención al cliente habló sin decir nada por diez exasperantes minutos.
c. cantinflear
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Stop waffling and answer my question already!¡Ya deja de cantinflear y contesta mi pregunta!
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quiet(
kway
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iht
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (silent)
a. silencioso
I prefer to go to work early, because the office is quiet.Prefiero entrar al trabajo temprano porque la oficina está silenciosa.
b. callado (person)
He has become a quiet man since his wife's death.Se ha convertido en un hombre callado desde la muerte de su esposa.
2. (not loud)
a. tranquilo
We need a quiet place to prepare for our exams.Necesitamos un lugar tranquilo para prepararnos los exámenes.
b. bajo (voice)
You should speak in a quiet voice when you're in the library.Debes hablar en voz baja cuando estés en la biblioteca.
3. (not busy)
a. tranquilo
It was a very quiet day at work; we didn't do much.Fue un día muy tranquilo en el trabajo; no hicimos mucho.
4. (discreet)
a. discreto
A quiet outfit is more appropriate for the interview.Un traje discreto es más apropiado para la entrevista.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (calm)
a. el silencio
(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 love to go for a walk in the quiet of the night.Me encanta dar un paseo en el silencio de la noche.
b. la tranquilidad
(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 enjoyed the beauty of the sunset in the quiet of nature.Disfrutamos de la belleza del atardecer en la tranquilidad de la naturaleza.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to make quiet)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. acallar
The teacher tried unsuccessfully to quiet his unruly students.El maestro intentó sin éxito acallar a sus alumnos revoltosos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to become quiet)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. callarse
Everyone in the courtroom quieted when the judge entered.Todos en la sala se callaron cuando entró el juez.
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