Present participleconjugation ofsusurrar.


An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to speak quietly)
a. to whisper
La maestra castigó a dos alumnos por susurrar en clase.Two students were punished by the teacher for whispering in class.
¿Por qué estás susurrando? - No quiero que me escuche Antonio.Why are you whispering? - I don't want Antonio to hear me.
b. to murmur
Todos comenzaron a susurrar cuando Jack anunció que no iba a dejarle la empresa a su hijo.Everybody started murmuring when Jack announced he wasn't leaving the company to his son.
2. (to make noise)
a. to murmur (stream)
Anna se sentó bajo un árbol a escuchar cómo susurraba el arroyo.Anna sat under a tree and listened to the stream murmuring.
b. rustle (leaves)
Era una noche serena y lo único que se escuchaba era las hojas susurrando.The night was quiet and all that we could hear where the leaves rustling.
c. to sigh (wind)
Solo se escuchaba el viento susurrar entre los pinos y el canto de unos pocos pájaros.You could only hear the wind sighing through the pines and a few birds singing.
d. to whisper (wind)
El viento me susurró al oído y me puso el pelo en la cara.The wind whispered in my ears and blew my hair in my face.
e. to buzz (bees)
¡Una abeja me acaba de susurrar al oído!A bee just buzzed in my ear!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to speak quietly)
a. to whisper
Mario se sentó a mi lado y me susurró las respuestas de la prueba.Mario sat next to me and whispered the answers to the test to me.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to be rumored)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Se susurra que el rey no ha aparecido en público porque está muy enfermo.It is rumored that the King hasn't appeared in public because he is terribly sick.
En la oficina se susurra que Santiago y Eliana están saliendo a escondidas.People at the office are saying that Santiago and Eliana are secretly dating.
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transitive verb
to whisper
me susurró su nombre al oído he whispered his name in my ear
intransitive verb
1 [+persona] to whisper
susurrar al oído de algn to whisper to sb; whisper in sb's ear
2 (sonar) [+viento] to whisper; [+arroyo] to murmur; [+hojas] to rustle; [+insecto] to hum
pronominal verb
se susurra que ... it is being whispered that ...; it is rumoured o rumored that ...; (EEUU)
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