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freno - masculine noun (el), brake, bit (horse). Look up freno in the dictionary

Necesito revisar los frenos de mi coche porque ya empezaron a chillar.
I need to check the brakes on my car because they've started squealing.
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Old June 18, 2008, 03:25 AM
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I would probably say chirriar for squealing in this context.
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I would probably say chirriar for squealing in this context.
I've heard lots of Mexicans use chillar in this context, so I think both are right, and they are regional differences.
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Freno y chillar

Me gusta las palabras, "freno" y "chillar". Había un murcielago in mi casa la semana pasado, y el chilló!
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Hi, Mrss92,
Better say: Me gustan las palabras...

I also like murciélago, but chillar is much better.
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Old June 18, 2008, 11:17 AM
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Any special reason why you like the word bat? Maybe you share the same interests?
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Si tienes bats in your belfry significa que eres loco.
Put the brakes on significa aplica los frenos literalmente y figuradamente
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Any special reason why you like the word bat? Maybe you share the same interests?
We both eat birds.
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Si tienes bats in your belfry significa que estás loco.
Put the brakes on significa aplica los frenos literalmente y figuradamente (is that a word?)
Better say: figuradamente. You don't need to repeat -mente, but it's only an option.
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