wobble
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wobble(
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buhl
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be unsteady)
a. tambalearse
I'll put something under the chair leg to stop it wobbling.Voy a poner algo bajo la pata de la silla para evitar que se tambalee.
b. bambolearse
It wasn't your fault that you spilled the milk; this table wobbles.No fue culpa tuya que derramaras la leche; esta mesa se bambolea.
c. cojear
Please, miss. This desk wobbles, May I sit somewhere else?Señorita, por favor. Este pupitre cojea. ¿Me puedo sentar en otro sitio?
2. (to shake)
a. vibrar
The steering wheel wobbles when you go over 60 miles an hour.El volante vibra cuando superas las 60 millas por hora.
b. bailar
The part was worn and it wobbled.La pieza estaba gastada y bailaba.
3. (to quiver)
a. temblar
Have you noticed how that woman's double chin wobbles like jello?¿Viste cómo a esa mujer le tiembla la papada como si fuera gelatina?
4. (to move with a shaky gait)
a. tambalearse
I knew something bad was going to happen when I saw Jeremy wobbling along the path on his roller skates.Ya sabía que algo malo iba a ocurrir cuando vi a Jeremy avanzar por el camino tambaleándose sobre los patines.
b. bambolearse
Andrew picked himself up, got on his bike, and wobbled off down the road.Andrew se puso de pie, montó en su bicicleta y bajó la carretera bamboleándose.
5. (to quaver)
a. temblar
Marina's voice wobbled when she talked about the death of her grandmother.La voz de Marina tembló al hablar de la muerte de su abuela.
6. (to hesitate)
a. vacilar
They may be wobbling about spending so much money on the house extension.Puede que estén vacilando ante la perspectiva de gastar tanto dinero en la ampliación de la casa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to cause to move)
a. menear
Will you stop wobbling the table? I'm trying to write.¿Quieres dejar de menear la mesa? Estoy intentando escribir.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (unsteady movement)
a. el tambaleo
(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).
What are the effects of the Earth's wobble?¿Cuáles son los efectos del tambaleo de la Tierra?
b. el bamboleo
(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).
I still expected to hear the squeak of the floorboards as my dad came in and feel the wobble of the table as he set down his briefcase.Todavía esperaba oír el crujido de la tarima cuando entraba mi padre y notar el bamboleo de la mesa al dejar su maletín encima.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mark has a neurological condition that causes him to walk with a wobble.Mark tiene una afección neurológica que hace que se tambalee al andar.
The bike gave a wobble and Amy let out a cry before falling off.La bicicleta se bamboleó y Amy dio un grito antes de caerse.
9. (quaver)
a. el temblor
(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's a wobble in the little girl's voice. Her mom looks alarmed.Hay un temblor en la voz de la pequeña. Su madre parece alarmada.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Have you noticed that Doris always has a wobble in her voice when she talks about your uncle?¿Te has fijado en que a Doris siempre le tiembla la voz cuando habla de tu tío?
There was a wobble in Sally's voice when she mentioned her missing doll.La voz de Sally tembló al mencionar a su muñeca perdida.
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wobble
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (chair, table)
a. tambalearse, cojear
2. (jelly)
a. temblar, agitarse
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wobble [ˈwɒbl]
noun
[of chair, table etc] tambaleo (m); bamboleo (m); [of voice] temblor (m)
to walk with a wobble tambalearse al andar; andar tambaleándose
intransitive verb
1 (move unsteadily) tambalearse; bambolearse; [+voice] temblar
2 (hesitate) vacilar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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