In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) charlar(person) chacharear informal(person) parlotear informal(person) cotorrear informalshe was chattering on / away — estaba chachareando / parloteando informal
- The door into the lobby opened again, the sound of voices chattering excitedly.
- There were a couple of students outside, playing a quick game, or chattering before school started, and she couched down, and watched them.
- Water falls were alive with the crashing of water on rock, rivers trickled, birds sang, people chattered, lava boiled and fires crackled.
2(monkeys) parlotear(birds) cotorrear
- In a cage across the room, I noticed canaries that chattered incessantly to each other and seemed to sing at my presence in protest of my invading their territory.
- A hummingbird buzzed past our heads, and above, in a magnolia tree, the hill's resident flock of wild parrots clucked and chattered.
- What does it mean when a squirrel chatters at me?
- As a pet, I can recommend an African Grey parrot, as long as you like your pet bird to chatter away to you all day.
- Around her, birds chattered happily to each other, and the early morning sounds of traffic could be faintly heard in the distance.
- The pump chattered for a few moments, then settled down to a deeper, steady throbbing.
- Some of the animals chattered a moment and then went on their way, while others stayed to scamper or fly around the two friends.
- Birds twittered merrily as they fluttered by and squirrels chattered as they raced up and down the limbs gathering nuts.
- The train clinked and chattered all night long.
- Birds sang amidst their leaves, while squirrels chattered to one another.
- They chattered in happy, squeaking voices, beating their tiny wings rapidly as they somersaulted in mid-air.
- The squirrel began to squeak and chatter at the forest entity.
- In the marshland may the fish and birds chatter.
- The squirrels themselves chatter to each other as they rustle through the limbs of the tree, making the leaves of the tree scratch against the window.
- Flocks of parrots chattered at sunset from tangles of mangrove.
- On start-up and idle, the engine chatters quite a bit but this soon soothens down on running.
- He was awoken early next morning by the birds that began to sing and chatter in the forest.
- The monkey chattered fearfully and quickly jumped back into the midst of the tree leaves.
- The monkeys cringed and chattered uncomfortably.
- General Anderson's machine gun chattered as it shot down two more bad guys.
3(typewriters/machine guns) tabletear(sewing machine) traquetearhis teeth are chattering — le castañetean los dientes
1(idle talk)cháchara feminine informalparloteo masculine informal
- No matter what he did, he couldn't block the incessant chatter.
- A similar need to divert the audience at every instant seems to motivate the film's incessant stream of chatter.
- I heard little of the nervous chatter the boys made while we returned to the Academy's inner grounds; in my mind, I was making a list.
- There was more chatter as they figured out a quick seating arrangement.
- The rest of the night was filled with idle chatter.
- I made idle chatter with Jeremy to take my mind off it.
- Slowly that chatter dies down, but I still feel Kyle's questioning looks.
- The unfamiliar sound of violins, oboes etc did have a galvanising effect on the quality of bath time chatter, though unfortunately only in the short term.
- The chatter was deafening as people mingled and chatted and circulated much to the bemusement of the staff as they tried to deliver food to the appropriate peripatetic diners.
- This simple message cuts through the trivial election chatter of the main parties that is boring everyone senseless.
- During this time, chatter had begun to erupt around the table.
- Everyone was already there when I arrived, or so I judged from the sounds of laughter and chatter I heard as I rang the doorbell.
- While chatter had been prominent the first few hours of the ride, in the last bit they had sunk into a peaceful silence.
- ‘Excuse us please,’ he said as they walked off and more chatter filled the room.
- She'd kept up an almost incessant stream of chatter and commentary during the whole of the train ride from London, and then in the taxi to the dock.
- For once Parker appears uninterested in idle chatter.
- There are so many distractions, not least of which is the incessant chatter of my own mind.
- He was a rather taciturn individual who discouraged chatter in the theatre.
- I gratefully let my smile fade as I tried to block out their incessant chatter.
- Hopefully he'll be able to put up with me (and chatter from two little kids who will want his full attention) long enough to help me.
2(of monkeys) parloteo masculine(of birds) cotorreo masculine
- Once you're inside the busy airspace with constant radio chatter and direction, you can't be too effusive with your brief.
- I could hear its chatter, a sound unlike anything one would expect from so majestic and powerful a bird.
- The constant shrilling chatter from the parrots and the growling sounds of the other animals would drive even me insane.
- Now when dusk has settled on the camp again we can hear starling chatter.
- Suddenly, I heard the high-pitched chatter of a bat straight over my head.
- They walked in silence for a while, the only sound was the occasional chatter of a squirrel as they passed too close to its nest and the muffled roar of the river off to their right.
- There's no noise from the street, and rarely a breeze, so their strange noises and chatter ping off the stone walls and right through my window.
- The song incorporates plenty of space effects; beeps, bleeps, buzzes and radio chatter.
- I awoke in the real dead of night to the sounds of muffled chatter and hurried movements both in front and behind.
- The constant chatter coming from the television didn't seem to faze Andrea that night.
- I slow my pace as we walk on deeper into the woods where the ghost song is lost by the constant chatter of the squirrels and the chirping of the birds.
- Apart that is from the corridor to the toilets where a tape plays farmyard noises and birds' chatter.
- The silence (other than the constant chatter of the television) is deadly.
- This shape is musical: along with typing in a nickname of her choice, each chatter is attributed a sound.
3(of machine guns, typewriters)tableteo masculine
- The direct-drive AC spindle eliminates the use of gears or belts to drive the spindle and reduces vibration and chatter.
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