arrullar

arrullar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to put to sleep)
a. to lull to sleep
Mi madre solía arrullarme tarareando canciones.My mother used to lull me to sleep by humming songs.
b. to sing to sleep
El niño arrulló al cachorro entre sus brazos.The child sang the puppy to sleep in his arms.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to attract the female)
a. to coo
En esta época los palomos arrullan y corren detrás de la hembra.At this time of the year turtledoves coo and run after the female.
arrullarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to say beautiful words)
a. to whisper sweet nothings
Los enamorados se arrullaban bajo la luz de la luna.The lovers whispered sweet nothings under the moonlight.
b. to bill and coo
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
Los dos jóvenes solían arrullarse mientras se miraban con ternura.The two youngsters used to bill and coo while they looked at each other tenderly.
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arrullar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to lull to sleep
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (animales)
a. to coo
3. (colloquial)
a. to whisper sweet nothings
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arrullar
transitive verb
[+niño] to lull to sleep; sing to sleep; [+amante] to say sweet nothings to;
intransitive verb
to coo
pronominal verb
arrullarse to bill and coo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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