catcall
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catcall(
kaht
-
kal
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (verbal street abuse)
a. el silbido
(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).
Angela avoids the construction site near her house because she doesn't want to hear any catcalls.Ángela evita las obras cerca de su casa porque no quiere escuchar silbidos.
b. el piropo
(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).
Misty got a catcall on the street about her glasses.Misty recibió un piropo en la calle sobre sus lentes.
2. (shout of disapproval)
a. el abucheo
(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).
Jeff made an outrageously racist statement which was met by catcalls from the audience.Jeff hizo una declaración escandalosamente racista que fue recibida con abucheos por el público.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to harass verbally)
a. silbar
John was going to catcall Lisa when he saw her in her bikini, but decided he shouldn't.John le iba a silbar a Lisa cuando la vio en biquini, pero decidió que no debería hacerlo.
b. decir piropos
A man catcalled Silvia as she got off the bus.Un hombre le dijo piropos a Silvia cuando se bajó del autobús.
4. (to boo)
a. abuchear
Kat stopped her monologue and scolded the man in the audience who had catcalled her.Kat detuvo su monólogo y regañó al hombre del auditorio que la había abucheado.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to harass verbally)
a. silbar
Bruce was fired for catcalling every time a young woman walked by.Bruce fue despedido por silbar cada vez que pasaba una joven.
b. decir piropos
You aren't going to find a girl to date if you keep catcalling all the time.No vas a encontrar una chica con la que salir si sigues diciendo piropos todo el tiempo.
6. (to boo)
a. abuchear
Dante was discouraged about his future as an actor after the audience catcalled at the end.Dante estaba desanimado acerca de su futuro como actor después de que el público abucheara al final.
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catcall
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el silbido
(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).
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catcall [ˈkætkɔːl] (Teat) etc
catcalls (n) silbido (m)
intransitive verb
silbar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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