thud(
thuhd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (dull noise)
a. el ruido sordo
(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)
I could feel the thud of his heart against my chest.Podía escuchar el ruido sordo que el latido de su corazón hacía contra mi pecho.
b. el golpe sordo
(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)
I heard a series of thuds, then the door came crashing down.Oí una serie de golpes sordos, luego la puerta se vino abajo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to make a dull noise)
a. hacer un ruido sordo
She could hear the soldiers' heavy boots thudding around upstairs.Del piso de arriba le llegaba el ruido sordo que hacían las pesadas botas de los soldados.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I was startled when a bird suddenly thudded into the window.Me asusté cuando un pájaro de pronto chocó contra la ventana haciendo un ruido sordo.
We listened to the bombs thudding down on the city.Oíamos como las bombas caían con un ruido sordo sobre la ciudad.
3. (to beat hard)
a. latir con fuerza
I heard a strange noise outside and my heart began to thud.Oí un ruido extraño afuera y mi corazón empezó a latir con fuerza.
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thud
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el golpe sordo
(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)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. hacer un ruido sordo
thud [θʌd]
noun
ruido (m) sordo; golpe (m) sordo
he landed on the floor with a dull thud cayó al suelo con un ruido sordo
intransitive verb
hacer un ruido sordo
to thud to the ground caer al suelo con un ruido sordo; a shell thudded into the hillside una granada estalló en el monte; he was thudding about upstairs all night pasó la noche andando con pasos pesados por el piso de arriba
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