farfullar

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farfullar(
fahr
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foo
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yahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to babble)
a. to gabble
Josué llegó farfullando algo acerca de un atraco pero casi no le entendí.Josue came in gabbling something about an armed robbery, but I could hardly make out what he was saying.
b. to jabber
Silvia se puso nerviosa, farfulló una disculpa y se fue.Silvia got agitated, jabbered an apology, and left.
2. (to say indistinctly)
a. to mumble
Carla farfulló algo en plan excusa por no haber venido a la cena.Carla mumbled some excuse about why she hadn't come to the dinner.
b. to mutter
Elías farfulló algo entre dientes y salió de la habitación.Elias muttered something under his breath and left the room.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to babble)
a. to gabble
Margie no pudo dormir porque había gente farfullando y riéndose en el corredor de su hotel toda la noche.Margie couldn't sleep because there were people gabbling and laughing in her hotel hallway all night.
b. to jabber
Esos turistas iban farfullando en un idioma que no pude reconocer.Those tourists were jabbering in some language I couldn't recognize.
4. (to speak indistinctly)
a. to mumble
Si dejas de farfullar y hablas claro, tal vez entienda lo que dices.If you stop mumbling, and speak clearly, I might understand what you're saying.
b. to mutter
El hombre dio un portazo y se fue farfullando.The man slammed the door and walked away muttering.
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farfullar
intransitive verb
1 (balbucear) to splutter; (hablar atropelladamente) to jabber; gabble
2 (Latinoamérica) (jactarse) to brag; boast
transitive verb
1 (al hablar) to jabber; gabble
2 (al actuar) to do hastily; botch
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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