giggles
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Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in the plural noun.
giggles(
gih
-
guhlz
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (laughing attack)
a. risa tonta
We had a fit of the giggles when we saw Jamie come in the room.Nos dio un ataque de risa tonta cuando vimos a Jamie entrar en la habitación.
giggle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (act of laughing stupidly)
a. la risita
(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).
Let out another giggle during my presentation and I'll kick you out.Suelta otra risita durante mi presentación y te echo.
b. la risa
(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).
She let out a giggle of joy and excitement when she found out that she won the prize.Se le escapó una risa de alegría y emoción cuando descubrió que había ganado el premio.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fun) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
My friends and I went to the movie theater for a giggle after a long week.Mis amigos y yo fuimos al cine para divertirnos después de una semana larga.
We went diving into the freezing cold ocean for a giggle.Nos echamos un clavado en el océano helado en plan de broma.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to produce laughter)
a. reírse tontamente
I have a nervous habit of giggling at the most inappropriate times.Tengo el hábito nervioso de reírme tontamente en los momentos más inapropiados.
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giggle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la risita f, risa floja
(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).
to have (a fit of) the gigglestener un ataque de risa tonta
2. (colloquial)
a.
to do something for a gigglehacer algo de broma
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. soltar risitas
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giggle [ˈɡɪɡl]
noun
risita (f)
she got the giggles le dio la risa tonta; they did it for a giggle (Britain) lo hicieron para reírse
intransitive verb
reírse tontamente
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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