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"Whistles" is a form of "whistle", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "silbar". "Yells" is a form of "yell", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "gritar". Learn more about the difference between "whistles" and "yells" below.
whistle(
wihs
-
uhl
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to make a sound)
a. silbar
It was cold and the wind whistled outside.Hacía frío y afuera el viento silbaba.
The man whistled while cracking his knuckles.El señor silbaba mientras se tronaba los dedos.
b. chiflar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I whistled to warn them that there was a train coming.Chiflé para advertirles de que venía un tren.
2. (to blow a whistle)
a. pitar
It was a foul, but the referee didn't whistle.Fue falta, pero el árbitro no pitó.
3. (to move fast)
a. pasar silbando
The arrow whistled by his face.La flecha le pasó silbando por la cara.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to make a sound)
a. silbar
I always whistle my favorite song when I'm in the shower.Siempre silbo mi canción favorita cuando me estoy duchando.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (instrument)
a. el silbato
(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 blew the whistle to get the entire team's attention.Soplé el silbato para que todos del equipo me prestaran atención.
b. el pito
(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 police officer uses a whistle to direct traffic.El policía usa un pito para dirigir el tráfico.
6. (act of whistling)
a. el silbido
(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 whistle of the kettle indicated that the water was boiling.El silbido de la pava indicó que el agua estaba hirviendo.
b. el pitido
(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 game started after the whistle of the referee.El partido comenzó después del pitido del árbitro.
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yell(
yehl
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to scream)
a. gritar
She yelled when I accidentally hit her with my bike.Gritó cuando le pegué por accidente con mi bici.
b. chillar (high-pitched)
The little girl yelled with delight when she was given the puppy.La niñita chilló con alegría cuando le dieron el perrito.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to scream)
a. gritar
The cashier yelled my name to let me know my order was ready.El cajero gritó mi nombre para dejarme saber que estaba preparado mi pedido.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (a loud cry)
a. el grito
(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 saw my friend on the street, so I gave him a yell and a wave.Vi a mi amigo en la calle, así que le di un grito y un saludo.
b. el chillido
(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).
(high-pitched)
He let out a yell when he saw his present.Soltó un chillido al ver su regalo.
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