Quick answer
"Sandals" is a form of "sandal", a noun which is often translated as "la sandalia". "Flip-flop" is a noun which is often translated as "la chancleta". Learn more about the difference between "flip-flop" and "sandals" below.
flip-flop
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (footwear)
a. la chancleta
(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).
Can I wear flip-flops to the restaurant? - No, it's pretty fancy.¿Puedo llevar chancletas al restaurante? - No, es bastante formal.
Oh, no! I left my flip-flops at the beach!¡Ay, no! ¡Olvidé mis chancletas en la playa!
b. la chancla
(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).
Make sure you bring your flip-flops and your bathing suit when we go on vacation.Asegúrate de llevar tus chanclas y tu traje de baño cuando vayamos de vacaciones.
c. la ojota
(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).
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
You have to wear flip-flops to access the swimming-pool area.Para ingresar a la zona de la pileta de natación, debes usar ojotas.
d. la chala
(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).
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
It's dangerous to drive while wearing flip-flops.Es peligroso conducir con chalas.
2. (change of opinion)
a. el giro de 180 grados
(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).
Voters have raised concerns over the candidate's flip-flop on the issue of immigration reform.Los votantes han expresado preocupación por el giro de 180 grados del candidato en el tema de la reforma inmigratoria.
3. (electronics)
a. el flip-flop
(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).
A flip-flop can be used to store a single bit of data.Un flip-flop se puede utilizar para almacenar un bit de información.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to change one's stance radically)
a. dar un giro de 180 grados
He made all these promises before he got elected, and then he flip-flopped and didn't fulfill any of them.Hizo todas esas promesas antes de ser elegido, y después dio un giro de 180 grados y no cumplió ninguna.
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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. (footware)
a. la sandalia
(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 bought myself a pair of leather sandals for the summer.Me compré un par de sandalias de piel para el verano.
b. la chancla
(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).
(backless)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
You can't to go a formal dinner in sandals.No puedes ir a una cena formal en chanclas.
c. el huarache
(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).
(leather or rubber)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I bought some really awesome sandals in León.Me compré unos huaraches bien padres en León.
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