croak
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croak(
krok
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sound frogs make)
a. el croar
(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).
We could hear the chirp of crickets and the croak of frogs when we arrived at the cabin.Podíamos oír el chirrido de los grillos y el croar de las ranas cuando llegamos a la cabaña.
2. (sound ravens make)
a. el graznido
(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).
The croak of a raven woke Hal from a sound sleep.El graznido de un cuervo despertó a Hal de su sueño profundo.
3. (short, deep sound)
a. el gruñido
(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).
The singer was nervous on her first night, and the first thing that came out of her mouth was a croak.La cantante estaba nerviosa la primera noche y lo primero que salió de su boca fue un gruñido.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to make the sound of a raven)
a. graznar
The raven croaked a couple of times and flew away.El cuervo graznó un par de veces y salió volando.
5. (to make the sound of a frog)
a. croar
At this hour, the frogs start croaking out on the pond.A estas horas, las ranas empiezan a croar allá en la balsa.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to die)
a. espicharla
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No sooner had the old man croaked, than his children began squabbling over his estate.En cuanto la espichó el viejo, sus hijos echaron a pelear por su patrimonio.
b. estirar la pata
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Retire? No way. I'll play the piano 'til I croak.¿Jubilarme? De ningún modo. Tocaré el piano hasta que estire la pata.
c. palmar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
What's the point of working like a dog your whole life? Your money does you no good once you croak.¿Para qué matarse a trabajar toda la vida? Tu dinero no sirve de nada una vez que palmes.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to say in a hoarse voice)
a. decir con voz ronca
"I don't think I'm going to be able to do my speech today," croaked Dina."No creo que pueda dar mi discurso hoy", dijo Dina con voz ronca.
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croak
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of frog)
a. el croar
(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 raven)
a. el graznido
(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).
3. (of person)
a. el gruñido
(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.).
4. (frog)
a. croar
5. (raven)
a. graznar
6. (person)
a. gruñir
7. (very fam)
a. palmar, espicharla (die)
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croak [krəʊk]
noun
[of raven] graznido (m); [of frog] croar (m); canto (m); [of person] gruñido (m);
intransitive verb
1 [+raven] graznar; [+frog] croar; cantar; [+person] carraspear
2 (die) estirar la pata (informal); espicharla (informal)
transitive verb
(say) decir con voz ronca
"I'm too ill to get up" he croaked
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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