tiptoe

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tiptoe(
tihp
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to
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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 walk quietly)
a. caminar de puntillas
Not wanting to disturb the baby, Ariadna tiptoed around the house.Como no queria molestar al bebé, Ariadna caminaba de puntillas por la casa.
b. andar de puntillas
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Carlos tiptoed when he got up at 3 am to go to the bathroom so that he wouldn't wake anyone.Carlos anduvo de puntillas cuando se levantó a las 3 am para ir al baño para no despertar a nadie.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Hugo tiptoed in so his mom wouldn't know what time he got home.Hugo entró de puntillas para que su mamá no supiera a qué hora había llegado.
Stephanie tiptoed upstairs with breakfast to surprise her parents.Stephanie subió las escaleras de puntillas con el desayuno para sorprender a sus papás.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
2. (ends of the toes)
a. las puntillas
(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)
Rick stood on tiptoe trying to get a better view.Rick se paró de puntillas para intentar ver mejor.
b. las puntas de pie
(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)
Ronda walked in on tiptoe, but accidentally knocked a glass on the floor.Reina entró caminando en puntas de pie, pero tumbó sin querer un vaso.
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tiptoe
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
on tiptoede puntillas
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. caminar or
b. andar de puntillas
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
to tiptoe in/outentrar/salir de puntillas
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tiptoe [ˈtɪptəʊ]
noun
to walk on tiptoe andar or caminar de puntillas; (LAm) to stand on tiptoe ponerse de puntillas
intransitive verb
ir de puntillas
to tiptoe to the window ir de puntillas a la ventana; to tiptoe across the floor cruzar el cuarto de puntillas; to tiptoe in/out entrar/salir de puntillas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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