gasp
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gasp(
gahsp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sudden breath)
a. el grito ahogado
(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 first time I saw the pyramids, I was taken aback by their magnificence and literally let out a gasp.La primera vez que vi las pirámides quedé sorprendido por su magnificencia y literalmente dejé escapar un grito ahogado.
b. el jadeo
(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).
Relieved to be home safe, Layla let out a gasp.Aliviada de llegar a casa sana y salva, Layla dejó salir un jadeo.
c. la boqueada
(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).
(of dying person)
We've called for the priest because Sebastian seems to be almost at his last gasp.Hemos llamado al cura porque parece que Sebastián está por dar las últimas boqueadas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to pant)
a. jadear
I can't believe you're gasping after walking up a single flight of stairs.No puedo creer que estés jadeando por aire después de subir un solo tramo de escaleras.
b. respirar con dificultad
Alexa is gasping because she has asthma.Alexa está respirando con dificultad porque tiene asma.
3. (to inhale sharply)
a. dar un grito ahogado
Erica gasped in pain when she stubbed her toe.Erica dio un grito ahogado cuando se golpeó el dedo del pie.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to want eagerly) (United Kingdom)
a. morirse por
I"m gasping for a cup of tea.Me muero por una taza de té.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to say while gasping)
a. decir con voz entrecortada
Edward gasped a few words between bouts of pain.Edward dijo una palabras con voz entrecortada entre ataques de dolor.
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gasp
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of surprise)
a. el grito ahogado
(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).
to be at one's last gaspestar en las últimas
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. lanzar un grito ahogado
to make somebody gaspdejar boquiabierto a alguien
she gasped for breath or for airluchaba por respirar
3. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
to be gasping for a cigarette/a drinkmorirse por un cigarrillo/algo de beber or
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gasp [ɡɑːsp]
noun
(for breath) boqueada (f); (panting) jadeo (m); [of surprise] grito (m) ahogado
she gave a gasp of surprise dio un grito ahogado de asombro; to be at one's last gasp (dying) estar agonizando; estar dando las últimas boqueadas
intransitive verb
(for air) respirar con dificultad; (pant) jadear; (in surprise) gritar
he was gasping for air or breath le costaba respirar; le faltaba el aliento; I was gasping for a smoke tenía unas ganas tremendas de fumar
transitive verb
(also gasp out) decir con voz entrecortada
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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