tattle
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tattle(
tah
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duhl
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to tell secrets)
a. chismear
I can't tell you anything. You go and tattle to your mommy every time.No te puedo decir nada, siempre vas y le chismeas a tu mami.
b. acusar
I can't believe Al tattled on me to the teacher.No me puedo creer que Al me acusara al maestro.
c. chismorrear
If you tattle on me to your brother, you'll regret it.Si le chismorreas a tu hermano sobre mí, te arrepentirás.
d. chismosear
We're not in Kindergarten anymore. I can't believe you tattled to Dad.Ya no estamos en el Kinder, no puedo creer que le chismosearas a papá.
e. alcahuetear
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
What a little baby! You're going to regret tattling to Mom.¡Qué bebé eres! Te vas a arrepentir por alcahuetearle a mamá.
f. chivarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
If you want to keep your friends, don't tattle.Si no quieres perder a tus amigos, no te chives.
2.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(to chatter)
a. cotorrear
Winnie and her mother sat, tattled, and sipped their tea for hours.Winnie y su mamá se sentaron, cotorrearon y tomaron té durante horas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (gossip)
a. los chismes
(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).
There is too much tattle today.Hay demasiados chismes hoy.
b. las habladurías
(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).
Rodney lost his friends after so much tattle.Rodney perdió a sus amigos después de tantas habladurías.
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tattle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el habladurías fpl, chismes
(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).
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. chismorrear
b. chismear
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
c. chismosear
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tattle [ˈtætl]
noun
(chat) charla (f); (gossip) chismes (m); habladurías (f);
intransitive verb
(chat) charlar; parlotear; (gossip) chismear; contar chismes;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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