whisper

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whisper(
wihs
-
puhr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to murmur)
a. susurrar
If you need to talk while in the library, please whisper.Si tienes que hablar en la biblioteca, por favor susurra.
Why are you whispering?¿Por qué susurras?
2. (to speak in a soft voice)
a. cuchichear
Girls, stop whispering and do your work!Niñas, ¡paren de cuchichear y hagan su trabajo!
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to rustle)
a. susurrar
The sound of the water whispering down the river is very relaxing.El sonido del agua susurrando río abajo es muy relajante.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to murmur)
a. susurrar
David whispered his confession to the priest.David susurró su confesión al sacerdote.
5. (to gossip)
a. rumorear
It's being whispered that your husband is having an affair with your sister.Se rumorea que tu marido está teniendo una aventura con tu hermana.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
6. (soft talk)
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).
(M)
I heard a whisper but there was no one there.Escuché un susurro pero no había nadie.
7. (gossip)
a. el rumor
(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)
Do you know if Hannah is pregnant? There are whispers going around.¿Sabes si Hannah está embarazada? Corren rumores al respecto.
8.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(rustle)
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).
(M)
The whisper of the leaves broke the silence of the forest.El susurro de las hojas rompió el silencio del bosque.
b. el murmullo
(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)
She listened to the whisper of the wind as she fell asleep.Escuchaba el murmullo del viento mientras se dormía.
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whisper
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
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).
(M)
to speak in a whisperhablar en voz baja or
and remember, not a whisper of it to anyone!y recuerda, ¡ni una palabra a nadie!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a.
to whisper something to somebodysusurrar algo a alguien
it is being whispered that…se rumorea que…
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a. susurrar
stop whispering at the back of the class!¡vale ya de cuchichear ahí atrás!
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whisper [ˈwɪspəʳ]
noun
1 (low tone) cuchicheo (m); susurro (m); [of leaves] susurro (m)
to speak in a whisper hablar en voz baja; susurrar; to say sth in a whisper decir algo en voz baja; susurrar algo; her voice was scarcely more than a whisper su voz no era más que un susurro
2 (rumour) rumor (m); voz (f)
there is a whisper that ... corre el rumor or la voz de que ...; se rumorea que ...; at the least whisper of scandal al menor indicio del escándalo
transitive verb
1 decir en voz baja; susurrar
to whisper sth to sb decir algo al oído de algn; susurrar algo a algn
2
it is whispered that ... corre la voz de que ...; se rumorea que ...
intransitive verb
(talk) cuchichear; susurrar; hablar muy bajo; [+leaves] susurrar
to whisper to sb cuchichear a algn; it's rude to whisper in company es de mala educación cuchichear en compañía; secretos en reunión es falta de educación; stop whispering! ¡silencio!
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