chocar

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Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *cloccāre, from Latin glocīre (to cluck), glociāre.

Verb[edit]

chocar (first-person singular present indicative choco, past participle chocado)

  1. to hatch (an egg)

Etymology 2[edit]

choque +‎ -ar.

Verb[edit]

chocar (first-person singular present indicative choco, past participle chocado)

  1. to bump, strike, collide with
  2. to shock, offend

Conjugation[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

chocar (first-person singular present choco, first-person singular preterite choqué, past participle chocado)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to crash.
  2. (intransitive) to collide (with).
  3. (intransitive) to shock or scandalize.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Chocar is a false friend, and does not mean "to choke". The word for "to choke", in the sense of "to choke someone", in Spanish is estrangular.

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: c becomes qu before e.

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