peek(
pik
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to look at briefly)
a. echar un vistazo
How's the painting going? Can I peek?¿Cómo vas con el cuadro? ¿Puedo echarle un vistazo?
b. echar una ojeada
A beautiful nymph peeked at me from between the vines.Una ninfa hermosa me echó una ojeada de entre las enredaderas.
c. echar una miradita
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
What are you doing getting into that bag of Christmas presents? - Nothing. I was just peeking.¿Qué haces metiéndote en esa bolsa de regalos de Navidad? - Nada. Solo echaba una miradita.
d. mirar
Can I open my eyes yet? - I said no peeking! It's a surprise!¿Ya puedo abrir los ojos? - ¡Qué no mires! ¡Es una sorpresa!
e. mirar a hurtadillas
Mom didn't know I was peeking when she hid the presents.Mamá no sabía que yo estaba mirando a hurtadillas cuando escondió los regalos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
2. (glance)
a. el vistazo
(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).
(M)
Can you take a peek at the report?¿Puedes echarle un vistazo al informe?
b. la ojeada
(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).
(F)
Does it look like an interesting book? - I don't know. I only had a quick peek.¿Parece un libro interesante? - No sé. Solo le eché una ojeada.
c. la miradita
(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).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Dad bought me a present, but he wouldn't even let me take a peek at it.Papá me compró un regalo, pero no me dejaba echarle ni una miradita.
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peek
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la vistazo m, ojeada
(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).
(F)
to take or have a peek (at something)echar un vistazo or una ojeada (a algo)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. echar un vistazo or una ojeada
peek [piːk]
noun
ojeada (f); miradita (f); mirada (f) furtiva
to take or have a peek at echar una ojeada or miradita a; (furtively) echar una mirada furtiva a; mirar a hurtadillas
intransitive verb
(glance) echar una ojeada or miradita; (furtively) mirar (a hurtadillas)
he peeked when he wasn't supposed to
no peeking! ¡sin mirar!; I opened the door a crack and peeked in/out abrí la puerta un poquito y miré (a hurtadillas)
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