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Spanish translation of 'patter'

Word Frequency

patter 1

[ˈpætəʳ ]
[of feet] golpeteo m
[of rain] tamborileo m
we shall soon hear the patter of tiny feet (humorous) pronto habrá un niño en la casa
intransitive verb
[feet] golpetear
(rain) golpeteartamborilear
(also: patter about) [person, small animal] corretear
he pattered over to the door fue con pasos ligeros a la puerta
Word Frequency

patter 2

(informal) [ˈpætəʳ ]
(talk) labia f
[of salesman] rollo (inf) mdiscursito (inf) m
the guy has some very clever patter el tipo or (Spain) el tío tiene unos argumentos muy hábiles
intransitive verb
(also: patter on) charlarparlotear (about de)

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Example Sentences Including 'patter'

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But for all the smooth patter, execution is what counts.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Are we about to hear the patter of tiny feet?
The Sun (2014)
Because at that point, for anyone with more than a passing interest in sport, the sales patter becomes superfluous.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Can you hear the patter of tiny feet?
The Sun (2013)
He is charming and engaging and delightfully thoughtful, but this is still smooth salesman patter.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
I can hear the sales patter.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The first place I tried my sales patter was in a local Jobcentre.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
And while in the shower, I do not hear the patter of tiny wet feet.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Do we hear the patter of tiny royal feet?
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
He pours me a cup of coffee and slips into his sales patter.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Can you remember the patter of rain on your tent, the sound of owls or the rustling of the wind in the leaves at night?
The Sun (2010)
His sales patter included planting drugs in a room and then pretending to find them with the device.
The Sun (2013)
Keepers hope for the patter of tiny paws from Scotland's most famous couple.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
My girlfriend said she'd like to hear the patter of tiny feet.
The Sun (2008)
Nature's tough on pandas who want to hear the patter of tiny paws.
The Sun (2012)
She pulls me over to some chairs and launches into her sales patter for the shop.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The patter of tiny paws is imminent.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)

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'patter' in Other Languages

British English: patter VERB
If something patters on a surface, it hits it quickly several times, making quiet, tapping sounds.
Rain pattered gently outside, dripping on to the roof from the pines.
British English: patter NOUN
A patter is a series of quick, quiet, tapping sounds.
...the patter of the driving rain on the roof.
  • American English: patter
  • Brazilian Portuguese: tamborilada
  • Chinese: 急速轻拍声
  • European Spanish: golpeteo
  • French: crépitement
  • German: Prasseln
  • Italian: picchiettio
  • Japanese: パタパタという音
  • Korean: 후드득 거리는 소리
  • European Portuguese: tamborilada
  • Spanish: golpeteo


Translation of patter from the Collins English to Spanish
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