There are 2 main translations of quack in Spanish

: quack1quack2

quack1

graznar, v.

Pronunciation: /kwak//kwæk/

intransitive verb

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    (duck) graznar
    (duck) hacer cua cua
    • He may as well have quacked like a duck, because I don't hear a word he's saying.
    • The kids were in rapture as they heard the animals bleating, mooing, and quacking.
    • A duck quacks in English, but a French duck says ‘coin coin’.
    • I trudged out finally, covered in mud and grime, with a few ducks quacking angrily at me.
    • The ducks were quacking and flapping around me loudly, so I thought better of staying in my place.
    • ‘It's starting to walk like a duck and quack like a duck,’ remarked Engelke.
    • Ducks wake up and quack and swim away as we pass on the narrow walks, little packs of 20 or so ducks.
    • She will also turn her attention to Irish ducks, which presumably quack with an agreeable brogue.
    • If it waddles like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's not a swan.
    • I hope you grow donkey ears and quack like a duck!
    • If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, is it still a duck?
    • Internet pages reveal phone conversations with journalists that consist of MacIsaac quacking like a duck before he hangs up.
    • Nevertheless, if it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's most likely… a duck.
    • They sat at the edge of the lake where a bunch of ducks came up and quacked at them.
    • I mean, I'm not gonna quack like a duck for a consequence.
    • All the ducks are in a row, quacking in the same direction right now, and it seems, you know, that's great.
    • Yet, in case after case, the chicken always ended up dead, while the duck went happily quacking down the river.
    • We strolled up a steep street, where wild ducks quacked for food outside a shop, and into a quiet garden.
    • Down near the pond, the ducks were quacking at an old couple that was throwing pieces of stale bread at them.
    • Professor Cox said: ‘A duck quacks rather quietly, so the sound coming back is at a low level and might not be heard.’

noun

  • 1

    (of duck)
    graznido masculine

There are 2 main translations of quack in Spanish

: quack1quack2

quack2

curandero, n.

Pronunciation: /kwæk//kwak/

noun

  • 1

    (charlatan)
    curandero masculine
    curandera feminine
    charlatán masculine
    charlatana feminine
    (remedy) (before noun) de curandero
    quack doctor curandero masculine
    • Actually, much of the licensing and regulation is aimed at protecting the public from frauds and quacks.
    • Among the modern evils to fall under Ince's scrutiny was quack alternative medicine.
    • An alternative medicine quack reckoned he could cure Faulkner of his twitching with a six-month course of treatment.
    • He despised quacks and charlatans because he admired the power of thought and reason so profoundly.
    • As we've said before, that's a totally quack claim.
    • Depressed by the abundance of absurd claims for quack alternative therapies, he had set up the site as a credulity experiment.
    • As with most quack cure claims about ‘toxins’, the actual toxins were not named.
    • A lifestyle guru is a modern sort of mountebank, selling quack advice instead of false medicines.
    • There are food faddists, and quacks in the medical field, and persons who oppose fluoridation of water.
    • I've met very conscientious chiropractors in the past, but the field also seems to attract a number of quacks.
    • You are drawn to the plight of the bird in the air pump, the sad and frightened girls and the wild eyes of the quack scientist.
    • My comments on quack medicine have brought on challenges from some readers.
    • They are saying they do not want the project to go ahead, full stop, because it is quack medicine.
    • But why wouldn't they believe the claims of the detox quacks?
    • It is to help those who have fallen for the lies and deceit of quack medicine and pseudoscience.
    • Not all ‘alternative’ medicine advocates, however, are quacks.
    • The new rule is to regularise the practice of traditional Indian systems of medicine and to prevent quacks.
    • It helps if you can whip the populace into a panic like some snake oil salesman, then sell them the quack cure.
    • But similarly, a new-age quack healer would disagree with a brain surgeon.
    • We should be looking at changing our lifestyles, not stuffing ourselves full of quack medicine.
  • 2informal, humorous

    (doctor)
    (masculine and feminine) matasanos informal humorous
    • In India, this could range from private practitioners, to hospitals, nursing homes, polyclinics, alternative medical practitioners, quacks and pharmacists.