gossip

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gossip(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to talk about people)
a. chismear
The two girls gossiped all night long.Las dos chicas chismearon toda la noche.
b. chismorrear
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Stop gossiping about them.Deja de chismorrear sobre ellos.
c. cotillear
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
People who gossip are not living their own lives.La gente que cotillea no vive sus vidas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
2. (rumor)
a. el chisme
(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)
She heard an interesting piece of gossip on the bus.Se enteró de un chisme muy interesante en el autobús.
b. el cotilleo
(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)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
A piece of malicious gossip was going round the class.Un cotilleo malintencionado circulaba por la clase.
3. (conversation)
a. la charla
(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).
(F)
We had a good gossip about her ex-husband.Tuvimos una buena charla sobre su exmarido.
4. (person who gossips)
a. el chismoso
(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)
, la chismosa
(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).
(F)
My aunt is a terrible gossip.Mi tía es una chismosa terrible.
b. el cotilla
(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)
, la cotilla
(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).
(F)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Grandpa is the gossip of the family.Abuelito es el cotilla de la familia.
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gossip
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (person)
a. el chismoso(a)
(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)
la chismoso(a)
(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).
(F)
b. el cotilla
(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)
la cotilla
(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).
(F)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
2. (talk)
a. el chismorreo
(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)
b. el cotilleo
(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)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
to have a gossip (about)chismorrear or
gossip columnecos mpl de sociedad
gossip columnistcronista de sociedad
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a. chismorrear
b. cotillear
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
gossip [ˈɡɒsɪp]
noun
1 (scandal, malicious stories) cotilleo (m); chismorreo (m)
2 (chatter) charla (f)
we had a good old gossip charlamos un buen rato
3 (person) cotilla (m); chismosoachismosa (m) (f);a chismosa
intransitive verb
1 (scandalmonger) cotillear; chismorrear
2 (chatter) charlar
modifier
gossip column (n) ecos (m) de sociedad
gossip columnist gossip writer (n) cronista (m) de sociedad
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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