el tembleque
See the entry for tembleque.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(involuntary physical movement)
a. shaking fit
El perro tiene un tembleque. ¿Qué le pasa?The dog is having a shaking fit. What's the matter with him?
b. shakes (plural)
Cuando Víctor terminó de correr la maratón, le dio un tembleque.When Victor finished running the marathon, he got the shakes.
c. trembling
Sudores, tembleque e insomnio pueden ser todos señales de ansiedad.Sweats, trembling and insomnia can all be signs of anxiety.
2. (coconut dessert pudding)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. tembleque
De postre pedimos un tembleque y un flan.We ordered a tembleque and a flan for dessert.
3. (headdress worn as part of the national dress)
Regionalism used in Panama
a. tembleque
Mamá, ¿me ayudas a colocarme el tembleque?Mom, can you help me put on my tembleque?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. trembling
Con esa mano tembleque que tiene, la letra del Señor Costa es muy difícil de leer.With that trembling hand of his, Mr. Costa's handwriting is really difficult to read.
b. quivering
Mi vecina habla con una voz tembleque que no se le entiende bien.My next door neighbor speaks with a quivering voice which is hard to understand.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. trembling fit
le dio o entró un temblequehe got the shakes
1 (temblor) violent shaking; shaking fit
le entró un tembleque he got the shakes; he began to shake violently
2 (Latinoamérica) (persona) weakling
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