chivarse
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chivarse(
chee
-
bahr
-
seh
)
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to snitch)
a. to tell
Pablito, ¿fuiste tú el que se chivó al profesor que yo me comí su manzana?Pablito, was it you who told the teacher I ate his apple?
b. to squeal
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Los cómplices de Pedro temían que se chivara a las autoridades.Pedro's accomplices feared that he would squeal to the authorities.
c. to split
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
No vayas a chivarte a mamá que Danny es mi novio.You're not going to split on me to mum that Danny is my boyfriend, are you?
d. to grass
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Tony sospecha que fue la novia del nuevo conductor quien se chivó a la policía.Tony suspects that it was the new driver's girlfriend who grassed to the police.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to get upset)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. to get annoyed
No te chives por eso que no es mayor cosa.Don't get annoyed by that! It's not worth it.
chivar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to upset)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
a. to annoy
A Laura le gusta chivar a los profesores con sus preguntas impertinentes.Laura likes to annoy the teachers with her impertinent questions.
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chivar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to whisper, to tell secretly
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (niños)
a. to tell
b. to split (United Kingdom)
3. (delincuentes)
a. to squeal
b. to grass (United Kingdom)
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chivar
transitive verb
(Latinoamérica) (fastidiar) to annoy; upset
pronominal verb
chivarse
1 (dar un chivatazo) to squeal (familiar);a, con on; grass (familiar);a, de on
se chivó a la policía he squealed o grassed to the police (familiar); chivarse a la maestra to tell the teacher
2 (Latinoamérica) to get annoyed
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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chivarse de
to tell on
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