Quick answer
"Flaunt" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "hacer alarde de", and "boast" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "alardear". Learn more about the difference between "flaunt" and "boast" below.
flaunt
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to show off)
a. hacer alarde de
Julie flaunts her possessions in an attempt to hide her lack of self-worth.Julie hace alarde de sus posesiones tratando de ocultar su falta de autoestima.
b. hacer ostentación de
Joseph likes to flaunt his money and make people think he's wealthier than he really is.A Joseph le gusta hacer ostentación de su dinero y hacerle creer a la gente que es más rico de lo que realmente es.
c. alardear de
Leah resisted the urge to flaunt her knowledge and remained silent.Leah resistió el impulso de alardear de su conocimiento y permaneció en silencio.
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boast(
bost
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to show off; used with "about" and "of")
a. alardear
This guy at the gym was boasting about how many pushups he could do.Este tipo en el gimnasio alardeaba de cuantas flexiones podía hacer.
b. presumir
My lab partner boasts of his intelligence, but he doesn't work very hard.Mi compañero de laboratorio presume de inteligente, pero no es muy trabajador.
c. jactarse de
I don't like to boast about my accomplishments.No me gusta jactarme de mis logros.
d. vanagloriarse
Kristen is always boasting about her good grades.Kristen siempre está vanagloriándose de sus buenas notas.
e. fanfarronear
I can't stand Javier. He never stops boasting about how great his life is.No tolero a Javier. No para de fanfarronear sobre lo maravilloso que es su vida.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to be proud of)
a. ostentar
Robert is an Olympic athlete who boasts three gold medals.Robert es un atleta olímpico que ostenta tres medallas de oro.
3. (to possess a positive quality)
a. contar con
The theater boasts the best acoustics in the city.El teatro cuenta con la mejor acústica de la ciudad.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (proud claim)
a. el alarde
(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).
I think her boasts are just overcompensation for her insecurities.Creo que sus alardes son nada más que compensación por sus inseguridades.
b. la fanfarronada
(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).
Her statements are not mere idle boasts.Sus afirmaciones no son meras fanfarronadas.
c. la jactancia
(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).
How could anyone believe such an outlandish boast?¿Cómo podría alguien creer semejante jactancia disparatada?
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