nibble

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nibble(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to eat in small bites)
a. mordisquear
Melissa nibbled a bit of chocolate while she watched the movie.Melissa mordisqueó un poco de chocolate mientras miraba la película.
b. picar
Tom nibbled the bread in between spoonfuls of soup.Tom picaba pan entre cucharadas de sopa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to eat in small bites)
a. mordisquear
Tom nibbled on chocolate chip cookies while he read his novel.Tom mordisqueaba galletas con trocitos de chocolate mientras leía su novela.
b. picar
Garrett and Sheila nibbled at their sandwiches as they got to know one another.Garrett y Sheila picaban sus sándwiches a medida que se iban conociendo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
3. (small bite)
a. el mordisquito
(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)
Linda had a nibble of Andy's pastry.Linda le dio un mordisquito al pan dulce de Andy.
nibbles
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (culinary)
a. la comida para picar
(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)
There will be nibbles at the meeting in case anyone is hungry.Habrá comida para picar en la reunión por si alguien tiene hambre.
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nibble
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
to have a nibble at somethingdar un mordisquito a or mordisquear algo
nibblesalgo m de picar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a. mordisquear
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nibble [ˈnɪbl]
noun
1 (little bite) mordisquito (m)
I never had a nibble all day (Fishing) el corcho no se movió en todo el día
at £3,000 he never got a nibble
2 (food) bocado (m)
I feel like a nibble me apetece comer algo; no me vendría mal un bocado
3 nibbles (at party etc) comida (f) para picar
transitive verb
[+person] mordisquear; mordiscar; [+fish] picar; [+rat, mouse] roer; [+horse] rozar;
intransitive verb
to nibble (at) [+food] picar; to nibble at an offer mostrar cierto interés por una oferta
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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