whimper
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whimper(
wihm
-
puhr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to cry feebly)
a. gimotear
The dog whimpered when his owner whipped him.El perro gimoteaba cuando su dueño lo azotó.
b. lloriquear
The child saw his father's furious face and began to whimper.El niño vio la cara furiosa de su padre y empezó a lloriquear.
c. gemir
He had been hit in the shoulder by a bullet and was whimpering in pain.Le había alcanzado una bala en el hombro y gemía de dolor.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to say with a whimper)
a. decir gimoteando
"Please don't hit me!", he whimpered."¡Por favor, no me pegues!", dijo gimoteando.
b. decir lloriqueando
"Uncle Rodney scared me", whimpered the little girl."El tío Rodney me asustó", dijo la niña lloriqueando.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (whimpering sound)
a. el quejido
(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).
His hysterical sobbing was now reduced to the occasional whimper.Sus llantos histéricos se habían calmado, y ahora soltaba quejidos esporádicos.
b. el gemido
(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).
When he could answer, his voice was no more than a whimper.Cuando pudo contestar, su voz no era más que un gemido.
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whimper
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el gimoteo
(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).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
without a whimpersin rechistar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. gemir, gimotear
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whimper [ˈwɪmpəʳ]
noun
[of from dog, sick person] gemido (m); quejido (m)
without a whimper sin un quejido; sin una queja
transitive verb
"yes," she whimpered —sí —dijo lloriqueando or gimoteando
intransitive verb
[+dog] gemir; gimotear; [+sick person] gemir; [+child] lloriquear;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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