A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to drink noisily)
a. beber ruidosamente
Why do you have to slurp your coffee like that?¿Por qué tienes que beber el café tan ruidosamente?
b. sorber ruidosamente
The kids giggled as they slurped their milkshakes.Los chicos se reían mientras sorbían ruidosamente sus batidos.
c. hacer ruido al beber
It is bad manners to slurp your milk like that.Es de mala educación hacer ruido de esa forma al beber la leche.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to drink noisily)
a. hacer ruido al beber
Stop slurping!¡No hagas ruido al beber!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (noise when drinking)
a. el sorbo ruidoso
(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).
He took a slurp of his beer and continued his story.Tomó un sorbo ruidoso de la cerveza y siguió con la historia.
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slurp [slɜːp]
transitive verb
sorber ruidosamente
intransitive verb
sorber ruidosamente
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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