chasquear
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chasquear(
chahs
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keh
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ahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to pop)
a. to snap (fingers)
Me pregunto por qué tantos cantantes chasquean los dedos cuando cantan.I wonder why so many singers snap their fingers when they sing.
Juan chasqueó los dedos para llamar la atención del mesero.Juan snapped his fingers to get the waiter's attention.
b. to click (tongue or fingers)
Cuando Carolina vio lo mal que jugaba su equipo, chasqueó la lengua en desaprobación.When Carolina saw how bad her team was playing, she clicked her tongue in disapproval.
2. (to make an explosive sound with)
a. to crack
El domador de leones chasqueó el látigo para mantener los animales a raya.The lion tamer cracked his whip to keep the animals under control.
3. (to fool)
a. to play a trick on
No creas lo que te dijo Diego; el solo te estaba chasqueando.Don't believe what Diego told you. He was just playing a trick on you.
4. (to disenchant)
a. to disappoint
Me chasquea que el proyecto no haya resultado a pesar de todo lo que trabajamos.I'm disappointed that the project didn't work out despite all the work we put into it.
b. to let down
Marlon prometió ayudarnos pero nos chasqueó a última hora.Marlon promised to help us, but he let us down at the last minute.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to make a sharp sound)
a. to crack
Las ramitas chasqueaban cuando Héctor las partía sobre la rodilla para leña.The twigs cracked as Hector snapped them over this knee for firewood.
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chasquear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (látigo)
a. to crack
2. (lengua)
a. to click
3. (engañar)
a. to play a trick on
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (madera)
a. to crack
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chasquear
transitive verb
1 (decepcionar) to disappoint; let down
2 (engañar) to play a trick on; fool
3 [+promesa] to break
chasquear
transitive verb
intransitive verb
pronominal verb
chasquearse (And) to make a mess of things; mess things up (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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