pique
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pique(
pik
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to arouse)
a. despertar
The stories of alien abductions piqued the reporter's interest.Las historias de secuestros por alienígenas despertaron el interés del reportero.
b. picar
The little girl in the picture piqued Helen's curiosity.La niñita que aparecía en la foto picó la curiosidad de Helen.
2. (to irritate)
a. ofender
His indifference really piqued me.Su indiferencia me ofendió mucho.
b. herir
Sarah's comment about me piqued my feelings.El comentario que Sarah hizo de mí hirió mis sentimientos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (irritation)
a. el resentimiento
(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).
Nothing could quell his pique.Nada podía calmar su resentimiento.
b. el despecho
(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 confessed to murdering her husband in a pique after finding out about the other woman.Confesó haber asesinado a su marido por despecho, al enterarse de que había otra mujer.
c. la rabia
(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).
When she got the news, she flung her glass against the wall in a fit of pique.Al recibir la noticia, aventó la copa contra la pared en un ataque de rabia.
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pique
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la rabia
(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).
in a fit of piqueen una rabieta
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. molestar
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pique [piːk]
noun
resentimiento (m)
to be in a pique estar resentido; to do sth in a fit of pique hacer algo por resentimiento or por despecho
transitive verb
1 (offend)
I was piqued at his refusal to acknowledge me me ofendió que se negara a saludarme
2 (arouse) [+interest, appetite] despertar; [+curiosity] picar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
piqué
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piqué
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. piqué
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
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