Quick answer
"Flipper" is a noun which is often translated as "la aleta", and "fin" is a noun which is also often translated as "la aleta". Learn more about the difference between "flipper" and "fin" below.
flipper
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal anatomy)
a. la aleta
(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 dolphin had caught one of its flippers in a fishing net.Una de las aletas del delfín se había enganchado en una red de pesca.
2. (swimming accessory)
a. la aleta
(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 divers were putting on their flippers and snorkels so they'd be ready to enter the water.Los buceadores se estaban colocando sus aletas y tubos de bucear, listos para meterse en el agua.
3. (games)
a. el flipper
(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).
You press these buttons on each side to operate the flippers.Aprietas estos botones de los lados para accionar los flippers.
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fin(
fihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal anatomy)
a. la aleta
(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).
Remove the tail and the fins of the fish.Quítale la cola y las aletas al pescado.
2. (transport)
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).
(of a car)
Your car looks like a shark with that new fin.Tu auto parece un tiburón con ese alerón nuevo.
b. la aleta
(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 plane)
The enemy anti-aircraft guns damaged the fighter's fin.La artillería antiaérea enemiga dañó la aleta del caza.
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