squirt
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squirt(
skwuhrt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (stream)
a. el chorro
(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 think that a little squirt of hot sauce will make the soup perfect.Creo que un chorro de salsa picante hará perfecta la sopa.
b. el chorrito
(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).
He added a squirt of lemon juice to the hummus to balance the flavors.Añadió un chorrito de jugo de limón al humus para equilibrar los sabores.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(child)
a. el mequetrefe
(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).
, la mequetrefe
(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).
Hey squirt, did you learn anything new at school today?Oye, mequetrefe, ¿aprendiste algo nuevo en la escuela hoy?
b. el escuincle
(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).
, la escuincle
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
My parents divorced when I was just a squirt, so I've always had two families.Mis padres se divorciaron cuando solo era un escuincle, así que siempre he tenido dos familias.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to eject liquid)
a. echar un chorro de
He squirted a little bit of milk into his coffee.Echó un chorro de leche a su café.
b. lanzar
He used a hose to squirt some water on the fire in his backyard.Usó una manguera para lanzar un poco de agua al fuego en su patio.
c. rociar
The children squirted each other with water guns.Los niños se rociaron con pistolas de agua.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to eject liquid)
a. salir a chorros
When the faucet broke, water squirted all over the kitchen.Cuando el grifo se rompió, el agua salió a chorros por toda la cocina.
b. chorrear
Water started to squirt through the crack in the dam.El agua empezó a chorrear por la grieta de la presa.
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squirt
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of liquid)
a. el chorro
(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).
2. (colloquial)
a. el mequetrefe
(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).
la mequetrefe
(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).
(insignificant person)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (liquid)
a. lanzar un chorro de
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (liquid)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to squirt outchorrear
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squirt [skwɜːt]
noun
1 (jet, spray) chorro (m)
2 (child) mequetrefe (m); chiquitajoachiquitaja (informal) (m) (f);a chiquitaja escuincle (m); (Méx) (person) faroleroafarolera (m) (f);a farolera presumidoapresumida (m) (f);a presumida
that little squirt!
transitive verb
[+liquid] lanzar; [+person, car] mojar
to squirt water at sb lanzar un chorro de agua hacia algn
intransitive verb
to squirt out/in salir/entrar a chorros; the water squirted into my eyes salió un chorro de agua que me dio en los ojos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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