chatter

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chatter(
chah
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duhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(chitchat)
a. la cháchara
(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).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
You could hear the incessant chatter of the knitting group in the next room.Se oía la cháchara incesante del grupo de tejido de punto en el cuarto de al lado.
b. el parloteo
(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).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Ronald doesn't watch the morning news because he thinks it's just a bunch of chatter.Ronald no ve las noticias matutinas porque le parecen puro parloteo.
c. el cotorreo
(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).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Melvin sat in the quiet car of the train to avoid hearing the non-stop chatter of the travelers.Melvin se sentó en el vagón silencioso del tren para evitar oir el cotorreo incesante de los viajeros.
2. (animal sounds)
a. el parloteo
(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).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Lola listened to the chatter of monkeys in the trees above.Lola escuchó el parloteo de los monos en lo alto de los árboles.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to talk continuously)
a. charlar
The sisters chattered for hours in the coffeeshop.Las hermanas charlaron durante horas en el café.
b. cotorrear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
While everyone else chattered about local gossip, Grandpa slowly drifted off to sleep.Mientras los demás cotorreaban sobre chismes del pueblo, abuelo se fue quedando dormido.
c. parlotear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I don't have time to chatter. Let's get straight to it.No tengo tiempo para parlotear. Vamos directo al grano.
d. chacharear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Alba would rather talk about things that mean something than sit around and chatter.Alba preferiría hablar de cosas de importancia a pasar el tiempo chachareando.
4. (to vibrate)
a. castañetear (teeth)
Let's go back to the ski lodge. I'm so cold that my teeth are chattering.Regresemos al pabellón de esquí. Tengo tanto frío que me están castañeteando los dientes.
5. (of animals)
a. parlotear
At dawn, all the monkeys at the zoo wake up and start to chatter.Al amanecer, todos los monos del zoológico se despiertan y comienzan a parlotear.
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chatter
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la cháchara
(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).
(F)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. parlotear
my teeth were chattering (with cold/fear)me rechinaban or castañeteaban los dientes (de frío/miedo)
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chatter [ˈtʃætəʳ]
noun
(gen) charla (f); (excessive) cháchara (f); cotorreo (m); [of birds, monkeys] parloteo (m);
intransitive verb
[+person] (gen) charlar; (excessively) estar de cháchara; cotorrear; [+birds, monkeys] parlotear
her teeth were chattering le castañeteaban los dientes; she does chatter so es muy habladora; stop chattering! ¡silencio!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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