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"Flipper" is a noun which is often translated as "la aleta", and "pinball" is a noun which is often translated as "el flíper". Learn more about the difference between "flipper" and "pinball" 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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pinball
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (game)
a. el flíper
(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).
Dave plays pinball for hours at a time.Dave juega al flíper durante horas sin parar.
b. el pinball
(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).
What's the highest score you ever got at pinball?¿Cuál es el puntaje más alto que hiciste en el pinball?
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