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prod(
prad
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to poke)
a. empujar
Ashley gently prodded the puppy to walk outside.Ashley empujó suavemente al cachorro a salir caminando.
b. dar un codazo
Mike wouldn't answer my question, so I prodded his shoulder.Mike no contestaba mi pregunta, así que le di un codazo al hombro.
c. pinchar
The nun who taught our class used to prod students with a stick if they weren't paying attention.La monja que daba nuestra clase solía pincharles a los estudiantes con un palo si no prestaban atención.
d. punzar
Luke prodded his brother and shouted, "Hey, look at that!"Luke le punzó a su hermano y gritó, "¡Oye, mira eso!"
2. (to urge)
a. espolear
I have to prod my son to do his homework, or else he'll just go play.Le tengo que espolear a mi hijo a hacer la tarea, o bien sólo va a jugar.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to stir)
a. empujar
The calf prodded at his mother's udder.El ternero empujaba la ubre de su madre.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4. (poke)
a. el empujón
(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)
Nick gave Steve a prod to move forward in the line.Nick le dio un empujón a Steve para que avanzara en la fila.
b. el codazo
(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)
Erica lifted her elbow and gave Sean a prod in the side.Erica levantó el codo y le dio un codazo a Sean en el costado.
c. el pinchazo
(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)
Bruce gave Mel a prod with his fingers when he started to doze.Bruce le dio a Mel un pinchazo con los dedos cuando empezó a dormitar.
5. (stimulus)
a. el empujón
(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)
She won't do it unless you give her a prod.No lo hará a menos que le des un empujón.
6. (agriculture)
a. la aguijada
(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)
The beast lurched forward when John stuck a prod in its flank.La bestia se lanzó hacia delante cuando John le pegó una aguijada en la ijada.
b. la picana
(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)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
The farmers use prods to get the animals into the truck.Los agricultores utilizan picanas para meter los animales al camión.
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prod
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
to give something/somebody a proddar un empujón a algo/alguien
2. (fig)
a.
he needs a prodnecesita que lo espoleen
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (poke)
a. empujar
4. (fig)
a.
to prod somebody into doing somethingespolear a alguien para que haga algo
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prod [prɒd]
noun
1 (push) empujón (m); (with elbow) codazo (m); (jab) pinchazo (m)
to give sb a prod dar un pinchazo a algn; he needs an occasional prod hay que darle un empujón de vez en cuando
2 (also cattle prod) aguijada (f); picana (f); (LAm)
transitive verb
(push) empujar; (with elbow) codear; dar un codazo a; (jab) pinchar; punzar; (with goad) agujar
he needs to be prodded all the time hay que pincharlo or empujarlo constantemente; to prod sb into doing sth instar a algn a hacer algo
intransitive verb
he prodded at the fire with a stick atizó el fuego con un palo; she prodded gingerly at the sleeping dog sacudió levemente y con cautela al perro que dormía
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