Translation of tickle in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈtɪkəl/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [person] hacerle* cosquillas a he tickled the soles of her feet le hizo cosquillas en la planta del pie 1.2 (amuse, please) hacerle* gracia a to be tickled pink [colloquial/familiar] estar* chocho [colloquial/familiar], estar* contentísimo he was tickled pink that she had remembered estaba chocho de que se hubiera acordado [colloquial/familiar], le hizo mucha ilusión que se hubiera acordado (Spain/España)
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    • 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.
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    • ‘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.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [wool/beard] picar* stop it: that tickles! ¡basta, que me hace cosquillas! a tickling sensation un cosquilleo
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    • 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.


  • 1.1 (sensation) cosquilleo (masculine) I have a tickle in my throat tengo un picor en la garganta, me pica la garganta 1.2 (act) to give sb a tickle hacerle* cosquillas a algn

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