frolic
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Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 2).
frolic(
fra
-
lihk
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be playful)
a. retozar
Magdalena and her husband frolicked at the beach in Greece on their honeymoon.Magdalena y su marido retozaron en la playa en Grecia en su luna de miel.
b. juguetear
Diane likes to frolic with her children.A Diane le gusta juguetear con sus hijos.
c. brincar
The children frolicked with a giant bunny on the lawn at the Easter party.Los niños brincaron con un conejito gigante en el césped en la fiesta de Pascua.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (merrimaking)
a. el jolgorio
(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).
There was plenty of frolic and merriment at the school reunion.Hubo un montón de jolgorio y alegría en la reunión de la escuela.
b. la fiesta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There was frolic, dance, and drink around the campfire.Hubo fiesta, baile y bebida alrededor de la fogata.
c. la travesura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Joe was a serious student who did his best to avoid the frolics and parties of college life.Joe era un estudiante serio que hizo todo lo posible por evitar las travesuras y fiestas de la vida universitaria.
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frolic
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. retozar
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frolic [ˈfrɒlɪk] frolicked (past)
noun
(prank) travesura (f); (merrymaking) fiesta (f); jolgorio (m);
intransitive verb
juguetear; brincar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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