piar

piar(
pyahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. to cheep
Los polluelos piaban para que la madre les diera comida.The chicks cheeped so their mother would feed them.
Los polluelos empiezan a piar cuando se les acerca alguien.The chicks start to cheep when someone gets near them.
b. to tweet
Los mineros salieron corriendo de la mina cuando el canario dejó de piar.The miners ran out of the mine when the canary stopped tweeting.
c. to chirp
Me desperté con el sonido de los pájaros piando en los arbustos.I woke to the sound of birds chirping in the bushes.
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piar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. to cheep, to tweet
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piar
intransitive verb
1 [+ave] to cheep
2 (hablar) to talk; chatter
3 (quejarse) to whine; grouse (familiar)
piarlas to be forever whining o grousing (familiar)
4 (soplar) to spill the beans (familiar)
¡no la píes! don't let on! (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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