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English Vocabulary - Vocabulario de inglés
SHAKE, TREMBLE OR SHIVER?
Key
Shake is a general word that means that an object is making small sudden movements.
Tremble is used when somebody shakes with small movements, because he/she is angry, excited or afraid.
Shiver is used when somebody shakes with small movements, because he/she is cold or frightened.
Shake es una palabra genérica que significa que un objeto hace pequeños movimientos bruscos.
Tremble se usa cuando alguien tiembla con pequeños movimientos, porque está enojado, entusiasmado o temeroso.
Shiver se usa cuando alguien tiembla con pequeños movimientos, porque tiene frío o miedo.
  • shake
    Her body was shaking when she entered the court.
    What's the matter? You are shaking!
    During the earthquake the whole building shook.

  • tremble
    Her lips started to tremble and then she started to cry.
    What's the matter? You are trembling!
    Mary was so angry that she trembled with rage.

  • shiver
    We stood shivering in the cold air.
    When she saw the dentist, she started to shiver.
    It was so cold that the little boy was shivering under the bed sheets.

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