This word may also be spelled "balbucir."
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to falter)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to falter)
a. to stammer
"No la oí entrar", balbuceó Ricardo."I didn't hear you come in," stammered Ricardo.
b. to stutter
"Pero no fui yo", balbuceé. "Te equivocaste.""But it wasn't me," I stuttered. "You were mistaken."
c. to stumble over
Julián balbuceó algunas palabras al principio de su discurso.Julián stumbled over some words at the beginning of his speech.
4. (to slur)
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Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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