Translation of temblar in English:
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
- 1.1 [persona] (por el frío) to shiver; (por nervios, miedo) to shake, tremble estaba tan asustado que estaba temblando he was quaking o shaking o trembling with fear sus amenazas me hicieron temblar I trembled at her threats tiemblo de pensar lo que podría haber pasado I shudder to think what might have happened temblaba de rabia she was shaking o/or quivering with rage (+ me/te/le etc) me tiembla el párpado my eyelid is twitching estaba tan nervioso que le temblaba la mano he was so nervous that his hand was shaking la voz le temblaba de emoción/de ira her voice was quivering o/or trembling with emotion/rage temblar como un flan to shake like a jelly o/or leaf 1.2 [edificio/tierra] to shake sus gritos hicieron temblar las paredes her shouts made the walls shake
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