sneer

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sneer(
snir
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (scornful expression)
a. la cara de desprecio
(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 representative responded to my complaint with a sneer, and I realized that he didn't believe me.El representante respondió a mi queja con cara de desprecio, y me di cuenta de que no me creía.
b. la mueca desdeñosa
(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 sneer on the judge's face disappeared when he heard the contestant's singing.La mueca desdeñosa de la cara del juez desapareció cuando oyó cantar a la concursante.
2. (scornful remark)
a. el comentario desdeñoso
(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)
Your frequent sneers aren't conducive to a productive discussion.Tus comentarios desdeñosos y frecuentes no son propicios para una discusión fructífera.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
John told me that he loves my new hair color, but he said it with a sneer.John me dijo que le encanta mi nuevo color de pelo, pero lo dijo con desdén.
The president's speech was full of sneers about his former opponents in the election.El discurso del presidente se burló de sus antiguos opositores en las elecciones.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to look down on; used with "at")
a. burlarse
The snooty guests sneered at my shabby clothes.Los presuntuosos invitados se burlaron de mi ropa raída.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to say scornfully)
a. decir con desprecio
Speaking to the maid, Nina sneered, "Do you really think this room is clean?"Dirigiéndose a la criada, Nina dijo con desprecio: "¿Realmente crees que este cuarto está limpio?
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sneer
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (expression)
a. la mueca desdeñosa
(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)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a. decir con desprecio
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a.
to sneer at somebody/somethingburlarse de alguien/algo
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sneer [snɪəʳ]
noun
(expression) cara (f) de desprecio; (remark) comentario (m) desdeñoso
he said with a sneer dijo con desprecio; the book is full of sneers about ... el libro se mofa constantemente de ...
intransitive verb
hablar con desprecio; hablar con desdén
to sneer at sb/sth (laugh) mofarse de algn/algo; (scorn) despreciar a algn/algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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