gossiping
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gossiping(
ga
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sih
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pihng
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (idle talk)
a. el chismorreo
(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).
Gossiping and backbiting seemed to take up most of their time.El chismorreo y las murmuraciones parecían ocupar la mayor parte de su tiempo.
b. el cotilleo
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Gossiping was enough to get you fired in that job.El cotilleo bastaba como motivo de despido en ese trabajo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (fond of gossip)
a. chismoso
I didn't want anything to do with my gossiping colleagues at work.Yo no quería tener nada que ver con mis chismosos compañeros de trabajo.
b. cotilla
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
A pair of gossiping housewives stopped to stare at him as he passed.Un par de amas de casa cotillas se pararon a mirarlo pasar.
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gossiping [ˈɡɒsɪpɪŋ]
adjective
cotilla; chismoso
noun
cotilleo (m); chismorreo (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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