Quick answer
"Fan" is a noun which is often translated as "el ventilador", and "fanatic" is a noun which is often translated as "el fanático". Learn more about the difference between "fan" and "fanatic" below.
fan(
fahn
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (device to blow air)
a. el ventilador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(electric)
I prefer a good fan over air conditioning in the summer.Prefiero un buen ventilador al aire acondicionado en el verano.
b. el abanico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(ceiling or handheld)
The woman in the portrait is holding a beautiful lace fan.La mujer del retrato sujeta un abanico de encaje precioso.
2. (enthusiastic admirer)
a. el fan
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la fan
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Laura is a fan of French restaurants.Laura es una fan de los restaurantes franceses.
b. el aficionado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la aficionada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She is a classical music fan.Es una aficionada de la música clásica.
c. el admirador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la admiradora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I know she is a closet fan of that ridiculous singer.Sé que es una admiradora secreta de ese cantante rídiculo.
d. el fanático
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la fanática
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He would die for a picture with her. He's a huge fan of that actress.Se moriría por una foto con ella. Es un súper fanático de esa actriz.
e. el hincha
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la hincha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(sports)
He is a fan of the Argentina soccer team.Es hincha del equipo de fútbol de Argentina.
f. el forofo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la forofa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(sports)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
He is a boxing fan.Es un forofo del boxeo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to blow air on)
a. abanicar
I had to fan myself at the cemetery; it was so hot.Tuve que abanicarme en el cementerio, hacía tanto calor.
b. aventar
We fanned the cakes with a newspaper.Aventamos los pasteles con un periódico.
c. avivar
If you don't fan those embers you won't get a flame.Si no avives esas brasas, no tendrás llamas.
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fanatic
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fanatical person)
a. el fanático
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la fanática
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I like watching motor racing, but I wouldn't say I was a fanatic.Me gusta ver las carreras de coches, pero yo no diría que soy una fanática.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (filled with zeal)
a. fanático
The missionaries devoted themselves to their task with fanatic zeal.Los misioneros se entregaron a su tarea con un fervor fanático.
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