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Old July 11, 2008, 12:04 AM
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O cuando uno se mete a escuchar algo que no le incunve.

Podria ser tambien esa opcion.
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Old July 11, 2008, 12:12 AM
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O cuando uno se mete a escuchar algo que no le incunve.

Podria ser tambien esa opcion.
Sí, hombre.
And, when you're caught eavesdropping, pueden decirte 'no es nada que te incumba' (it's none of your business).
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Old July 11, 2008, 05:54 PM
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Fisgonear, husmear, son palabras bastante habituales en España con el sentido que estáis diciendo: eavesdropping.

You can also use the adjective fisgón, fisgona for a person.

Atisbar is a different thing: it's something like to see something from far away. If you navigate in a ship you atisbas the ground when you get close to it.
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Fisgonear, husmear, son palabras bastante habituales en España con el sentido que estáis diciendo: eavesdropping.

You can also use the adjective fisgón, fisgona for a person.

Atisbar is a different thing: it's something like to see something from far away. If you navigate in a ship you atisbas the ground when you get close to it.
Entonces, Fisgonear, husmear, fisgón, fisgona tiene que ver con el oido y atisbar con el verbo ver?
Como se diría peeping Tom or to take a peek at someting en Español?
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Old July 12, 2008, 07:24 AM
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Entonces, Fisgonear, husmear, fisgón, fisgona tiene que ver con el oido y atisbar con el verbo ver?


Como se diría peeping Tom or to take a peek at someting en Español?
  • Fisgonear tiene que ver tanto con el oído como con la vista.
  • Husmear, etimológicamente, tiene que ver con el olfato, pero se usa con otros sentidos dependiendo del contexto, sobre todo con la vista.
  • Atisbar se refiere sólo a la vista.
Husmear y fisgonear se hace furtivamente.
Atisbar no se hace furtivamente. Es algo así como descubrir algo en la lejanía, en el horizonte.

No sé muy bien los sentidos de peeping Tom, or to take a peek at something. Can you explain them to me, please?

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Peeping Tom = mirón, voyeur (francés)
Muchos mirones andan fisgoneando a parejas, para verlas acariciarse o besarse.

to take a peek at something = echar una ojeada, una miradita - fisgonear - vichar algo

atisbar = to see something in the distance - to make something out
A las 6 de la manaña del día siguiente el vigía atisbó las islas.

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No sé muy bien los sentidos de peeping Tom, or to take a peek at something.
Peeping Tom = (also voyeur) Someone who derives sexual pleasure from observing other people.
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Well, maybe not just observing other people cause that could be just "a people watcher" doing it out in the open.

A peeping tom (mirón), watches people secretly when they are doing things not to be done in public and they get sexual pleasure out of doing it.....in dressing rooms, from across the street using a microscope, in bathroom stalls, etc.

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Old July 12, 2008, 10:45 AM
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That's right Elaina. I guess I'm no expert on the subject.
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I looked it up on <snip> and this is what they said
1. Word:- eavesdrop
Pronunciation:- [ivs-drop]
Meaning(s):- vn. Escuchar por la ventana lo que se habla dentro de la casa; escuchar a las puertas.

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