Quick answer
"Flap" is a noun which is often translated as "la solapa", and "sleeve" is a noun which is often translated as "la manga". Learn more about the difference between "flap" and "sleeve" below.
flap(
flahp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (thin, moveable piece)
a. la solapa
(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 lifted the flaps on her coat pockets and slid her hands in to keep them warm.Levantó las solapas de los bolsillos de su abrigo y metió las manos para mantenerlas calientes.
b. la hoja
(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).
Andy raised the flaps on the table to seat four more guests.Andy levantó las hojas de la mesa para poder acomodar a cuatro invitados más.
c. la tapa
(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).
There is a coupon for a discount printed on the box flap.Hay un cupón de descuento impreso en la tapa de la caja.
2. (aviation)
a. el alerón
(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).
The flaps malfunctioned just before landing, but the pilot was a pro and landed safely.Los alerones fallaron justo antes de aterrizar, pero el piloto era todo un profesional y aterrizó sin problemas.
3. (act of flapping)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The eagle ascended in circles without a single flap of its wings.El águila ascendió en círculos sin un batir de alas.
With a flap of its wings, the dragonfly takes flight.Con un aletazo, el libélula levanta vuelo.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(tizzy)
a. el lío
(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).
All the flap about the superdelegates is a lie. They'll fall in line.Todo ese lío con los plurinominales es una mentira. Ya se van a alinear.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to move up and down)
a. batir (wings)
Some people say that when a butteryfly flaps its wings, it can trigger a tornado.Algunos dicen que cuando una mariposa bate sus alas, puede desencadenar un tornado.
b. agitar
Rod thinks that if he flaps his arms fast enough he can fly.Rod cree que si agita los brazos lo suficientemente rápido podrá volar.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to move up and down)
a. aletear
The hawk's wings flapped silently as it prepared to kill its prey.Las alas del halcón aletearon en silencio mientras se preparaba para matar a su presa.
7. (to move back and forth)
a. agitarse
The sails flapped loudly against the mast as the wind picked up.Las velas se agitaban con fuerza contra el mástil cuando el viento empezó a soplar con más fuerza.
b. ondear
A huge flag flapped in the wind.Una bandera enorme ondeaba al viento.
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sleeve(
sliv
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (clothing)
a. la manga
(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).
The sleeves on this shirt are too long for me.Las mangas de esta camisa me quedan demasiado largas.
2. (protective covering)
a. la funda
(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 need to buy a sleeve for my laptop.Necesito comprar una funda para el laptop.
b. la carátula
(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).
(of a record)
The record sleeve showed an image of one of the band's video clips.En la carátula del disco aparecía una imagen de un videoclip del grupo.
c. la caja
(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).
(of a CD or a cassette)
Can you return the CD to its sleeve?¿Puedes volver a guardar el CD en su caja?
3. (mechanics)
a. el manguito
(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).
We use sleeves to join the tubes.Utilizamos manguitos para unir los tubos.
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