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American English: /ˈtɪk(ə)l/
British English: /ˈtɪk(ə)l/

Translation of tickle in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1
    hacerle cosquillas a
    he tickled the soles of her feet
    le hizo cosquillas en la planta del pie
    Example sentences
    • ‘We've found that people are tickled by the idea of seeing such a familiar, everyday product used in a novel way,’ says Miller.
    • I was tickled by the idea of making a film for posterity.
    • I was always thinking that you were already my brother-in-law, and the idea just tickled me.
  • 2 (amuse, please)
    hacerle gracia a
    to be tickled pink [colloquial]
    estar chocho [colloquial]
    estar contentísimo
    he was tickled pink that she had remembered
    le hizo mucha ilusión que se hubiera acordado (Spain)
    Example sentences
    • It was hard to say why anymore - at first it had been a joke, a game, and then because something about his friend's reserve tickled his curiosity.
    • To tickle your taste buds, the food festival offers a wide range of dishes, including pastas, salads, soups, desserts and pizzas.
    • These spicy and saucy ribs will tickle your taste buds and keep you coming back for more.

intransitive verb

  • (wool/beard)
    stop it: that tickles!
    ¡basta, que me hace cosquillas!
    a tickling sensation
    un cosquilleo
    Example sentences
    • She squealed with laughter as I started tickling her.
    • I smiled as we kissed, her touch tickling me slightly.
    • I collapsed in laughter and began tickling him in earnest.


  • 1 (sensation) I have a tickle in my throat
    tengo un picor en la garganta
    me pica la garganta
    Example sentences
    • The point barely touched her skin; she only felt a small tickle.
    • It's a barely noticeable sensation, just a whisper of a tickle.
    • I can't remember if Holly tucked both arms under and anyway, what if he wanted to itch a tickle on his nose?
  • 2 (act) to give somebody a tickle
    hacerle cosquillas a alguien
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