gulp
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gulp(
guhlp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (swallow)
a. el trago
(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).
She drained her glass of vodka in one gulp.Vació el vaso de vodka de un trago.
b. la bocanada
(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 air)
I took a huge gulp of air when I reached the surface.Al volver a la superficie, aspiré una enorme bocanada de aire.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to breathe with difficulty)
a. tragar saliva
The poor boy gulped and stuttered as he tried to explain through his tears what had happened.El pobre chico tragaba saliva y balbuceaba al intentar explicar entre lágrimas lo que había pasado.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to eat rapidly)
a. engullir
If you gulp your food like that you'll get indigestion.Si engulles tu comida de esa manera te va a dar indigestión.
b. tragar
I quickly gulped a slice of toast and rushed out to catch the train.Tragué rápidamente una tostada y salí corriendo a tomar el tren.
4. (to drink rapidly)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He gulped his wine and continued with his story.Tomó un trago de vino y siguió con su relato.
She gulped her tea in between telling me her news.Se bebía el té a tragos muy cortos mientras me contaba sus noticias.
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gulp
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el trago
(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).
in or at one gulpde un trago
“what money?” he said, with a gulp“¿qué dinero?” dijo, tragando saliva
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (swallow)
a. tragar, engullir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (with surprise)
a. tragar saliva
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gulp [ɡʌlp]
noun
trago (m)
in or at one gulp de un trago; "yes," he said with a gulp —sí —dijo tragando saliva
transitive verb
(also gulp down) tragarse; engullir
intransitive verb
(while drinking) tragar; (through fear) tener un nudo en la garganta; (swallow saliva) tragar saliva;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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