rustle
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rustle(
ruh
-
suhl
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to make a soft, crackling noise)
a. susurrar
The leaves rustled in the wind.Las hojas susurraron con el viento.
The pages of the book next to the window were rustling in the breeze.Las hojas del libro junto a la ventana susurraban con la brisa.
b. crujir (leaves, paper, cloth)
The leaves on the forest floor rustled under our feet as we trod on them.Las hojas del suelo del bosque crujían bajo nuestros pies al pisarlas.
c. hacer frufrú (cloth)
My big dress rustled as I sat down.Mi amplio vestido hizo frufrú cuando me senté.
2. (to prepare quickly; used with "up")
a. improvisar
I rustled up some sandwiches for my son and his friends.Improvisé unos emparedados para mi hijo y sus amigos.
b. preparar
Can you rustle up something for the guests to eat before they arrive?¿Puedes preparar algo para que coman los invitados, antes de que lleguen?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to cause to make noise)
a. hacer susurrar (leaves)
The breeze rustled the leaves in the backyard.La brisa hizo susurrar las hojas en el jardín trasero.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(leaves, paper, cloth)
The professor rustled the papers on his desk as he searched for my essay.El profesor buscó mi ensayo entre los papeles que estaban sobre su escritorio haciéndolos crujir.
The wind rustled the pages of the open book.El viento agitó ligeramente las páginas del libro abierto con un susurro.
4. (to steal)
a. robar
Some thieves rustled two of our cows.Unos ladrones nos robaron dos vacas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (noise)
a. el susurro
(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).
The howl of the wind and the rustle of the leaves made the scene even spookier.El bramido del viento y el susurro de las hojas volvían la escena más espeluznante.
b. el crujido
(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).
The slight rustle of papers indicated that there was somebody in the office.El crujido ligero de papeles indicó que había alguien en la oficina.
c. el frufrú
(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).
All you could hear was the rustle of the fabric as the tailor draped the dress.Todo lo que se oía era el frufrú de la tela mientras el sastre drapeaba el vestido.
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rustle
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (cattle)
a. robar
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rustle [ˈrʌsl]
noun
[of leaves, wind] susurro (m); [of paper] crujido (m); [of silk, dress] frufrú (m); crujido (m);
transitive verb
[+leaves] hacer susurrar; [+paper] mover ligeramente; hacer crujir;
intransitive verb
[+leaves] susurrar; [+paper] crujir; [+silk, dress] hacer frufrú;
rustle [ˈrʌsl]
transitive verb
(steal) robar; abigear; (Méx)
rustle up
transitive verb
(find) encontrar; dar con; (obtain) conseguir; (lograr) reunir; (make) [+meal] improvisar; preparar
I'll see what I can rustle up veré lo que hay; can you rustle up some coffee? ¿podrías hacernos un café?
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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