A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (ringing sound)
a. el tintineo
(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 heard the ting of the bell at the reception desk.Oí el tintineo de la campanilla en recepción.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to make a ringing sound)
a. tintinear
This glass tings when tapped, but I'm not sure it's made of crystal.La copa tintinea al darle un golpecito, pero no estoy segura de que sea de cristal.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to cause to make a ringing sound)
a. hacer tintinear
The bride's father tinged his glass to get the attention of the guests.El padre de la novia hizo tintinear su vaso para llamar la atención de los invitados.
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