curiosear
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curiosear(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to spy; often used with "en")
a. to nose around
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Esa Elena está siempre curioseando a ver lo que descubre.That Elena is always nosing around to see what she can find out.
b. to poke around in
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Zayra anda siempre curioseando en las vidas de sus compañeros.Zayra is always poking around in her coworkers' lives.
c. to pry into
Si curioseas en la vida de tu pareja, puedes llevarte sorpresas desagradables.If you pry into your partner's life, you may get some unpleasant surprises.
2. (to window-shop)
a. to browse
Pasamos una tarde agradable curioseando en la feria.We had a nice afternoon browsing around the market.
b. to look around
No pienso comprar nada; solo curiosear un poco.I'm not planning to buy anything; I'm just going to look around.
c. to wander around
Miranda y yo pasamos la tarde curioseando por las tiendas.Miranda and I spent the afternoon wandering around the shops.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to peruse)
a. to browse through
Me gusta ir a las librerías a curiosear las novedades.I like going to bookstores to browse through the new releases.
b. to look over
Entré en la página web para curiosear las últimas ofertas.I went on the web page to look over the latest offers.
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curiosear
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (fisgonear)
a. to nose around
2. (en tienda)
a. to browse round
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (libros, revistas)
a. to browse through
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curiosear
transitive verb
1 (husmear) to nose out
2 (mirar) (en una tienda) to look over; look round
intransitive verb
1 (husmear) to snoop; pry
2 (mirar) (en una tienda) to look round; wander round; (explorar) to poke about
curiosear por las tiendas to wander round the shops; curiosear por los escaparates to go window-shopping
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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