chirp
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chirp(
chuhrp
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to make a short, sharp sound)
a. piar (birds)
The chick was chirping in the nest.El pollito estaba piando en el nido.
b. chirriar (insects)
The cicadas are chirping, so it must be summer.Las cigarras están chirriando, así que debe ser verano.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to say cheerfully)
a. decir alegremente
"Here you go mommy," she chirped while handing her the bouquet."Ten mami", dijo alegremente al entregarle el ramo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (short, sharp sound)
a. el pío
(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).
(birds)
Somehow I've learned to distinguish the chick's happy chirps from its distressed chirps.De alguna manera he aprendido distinguir los píos alegres del pollito de sus píos angustiados.
b. el chirrido
(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).
(insects)
I can hear the chirp of a cricket in the house, but I haven't figured out where it is yet.Puedo oír el chirrido de un grillo en la casa, pero no he averiguado dónde está todavía.
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chirp
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of birds)
a. el trino
(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).
2. (of grasshopper)
a. el chirrido
(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).
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (bird)
a. trinar
4. (grasshopper)
a. chirriar
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chirp [tʃɜːp]
noun
[of birds] pío (m); gorjeo (m); [of crickets] chirrido (m); canto (m);
intransitive verb
[+birds] piar; gorjear; [+crickets] chirriar; cantar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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