shiver(
shih
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ver
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to tremble)
a. temblar
He started to shiver when he heard the sound of footsteps in the dark hallway.Comenzó a temblar cuando oyó el ruido de pasos en el pasillo oscuro.
I'm not shivering from fear. I'm just cold!No estoy temblando de miedo. ¡Simplemente tengo frío!
b. estremecerse
We shivered at the thought of the roadkill we had seen earlier.Nos estremecimos al pensar en el animal atropellado que habíamos visto antes.
c. tiritar
Should I add more logs to the fire? You're shivering!¿Le echo más leños al fuego? ¡Estás tiritando!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (tremor)
a. el escalofrío
(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).
During the horror film, Lucia felt a shiver run down her spine.Durante la película de terror, Lucía sintió un escalofrío recorrer su espinazo.
shivers
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (tremors)
a. los escalofríos
(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).
I can't watch horror films anymore. They give me the shivers.Ya no puedo ver películas de terror. Me dan escalofríos.
b. los chuchos
(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).
(River Plate)
Do you have a blanket? I seem to have the shivers.¿Tienes una manta? Parece que tengo chuchos.
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shiver
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of cold, fear)
a. el escalofrío
(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).
it sent shivers down my spineme produjo or dio escalofríos
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (with cold)
a. tiritar
3. (with fear)
a. temblar
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shiver [ˈʃɪvəʳ]
noun
(with cold) tiritón (m); [of horror etc] escalofrío (m)
it sent shivers down my spine me dio escalofríos; it gives me the shivers (fear) me da horror; to get the shivers (fear) aterrorizarse; sentir escalofríos de miedo
intransitive verb
(with cold) tiritar; (with emotion) temblar; estremecerse;
shiver [ˈʃɪvəʳ]
transitive verb
(break) romper; hacer añicos
intransitive verb
romperse; hacerse añicos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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