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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to stare at)
a. mirar boquiabierto a
The little boy gawked at the man riding the unicycle.El niñito miró boquiabierto al hombre montado en el monociclo.
b. mirar embobado a
I gawked at the bizarre dress my sister found in the attic.Miré embobada el extraño vestido que mi hermana encontró en el ático.
2. (to stare)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Emilio sat there gawking when I told him about the accident.Emilio se quedó boquiabierto cuando le conté sobre el accidente.
My brother could only gawk when he opened the door and saw a man in a monkey costume.Mi hermano se quedó ahí papando moscas al abrir la puerta y ver un hombre disfrazado de mono.
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gawk [ɡɔːk]
papamoscas (m)
intransitive verb
mirar boquiabierto
to gawk at mirar boquiabierto; he stood there gawking at her quedó boquiabierto mirándola
The youth continued to gawk at her and did not answer Tens of thousands came to gawk
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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