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balbuceaba
-I was stammering
Imperfectyoconjugation ofbalbucear.
Imperfectél/ella/ustedconjugation ofbalbucear.

balbucear

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled "balbucir."
balbucear(
bahl
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boo
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seh
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ahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to falter)
a. to stammer
Cuando Jorge se pone nervioso, balbucea.When Jorge gets nervous, he stammers.
b. to stutter
"No fue mi intención hacerte daño", dijo Ana balbuceando."I didn't mean to hurt you," stuttered Ana.
2. (to prattle)
a. to babble
Fue emocionante oír al bebé balbucear.It was exciting to hear the baby babbling.
b. to mumble
Cuando David recuperó la conciencia, empezó a balbucear.When David regained consciousness, he started mumbling.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
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)
a. to babble
Joselito ya comienza a balbucear sus primeras palabras.Little José is beginning to babble his first words.
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balbucear
balbucear
transitive verb
intransitive verb
[+adulto] to stammer; stutter; [+niño] to babble;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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