snake

snake(
sneyk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (animal)
a. la serpiente
(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)
You can see snakes in the reptile house.Puedes ver serpientes en la exhibición de reptiles.
b. la culebra
(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)
We saw the snake eating a mouse.Vimos a la culebra comiéndose un ratón.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to twist and turn)
a. serpentear
The path snaked uphill.El camino serpenteaba cuesta arriba.
3. (to move like a snake)
a. deslizarse
Rivulets of rain snaked down the windowpane.Gotas de lluvia se deslizaron por el vidrio.
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snake
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (big)
a. la serpiente
(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)
2. (small)
a. la culebra
(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)
3. (fig)
a.
a snake in the grassun judas
snakes and ladders≃ juego de la oca
snake charmerencantador(ora) de serpientes
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (road, river)
a. serpentear
snake [sneɪk]
noun
serpiente (f); (harmless) culebra (f)
a snake in the grass un traidor
intransitive verb
a hand snaked out of the curtain una mano apareció por detrás de la cortina; the road snaked down the mountain la carretera serpenteaba montaña abajo
modifier
snake charmer (n) encantadoraencantadora (m) (f) de serpientes;a encantadora
snakes and ladders (n) juego (m) de la oca
snake pit (n) nido (m) de serpientes
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