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"Flipping" is an adjective which is often translated as "maldito", and "tapping" is a noun which is often translated as "el golpeteo". Learn more about the difference between "flipping" and "tapping" below.
flipping
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(general) (United Kingdom)
a. maldito
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The flipping bus was late again.El maldito autobús llegó tarde otra vez.
b. condenado
You and your flipping ideas. You're always getting me into trouble.Tú y tus condenadas ideas. No haces más que meterme en líos.
c. pinche
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
That flipping horse threw me off again.Ese pinche caballo me ha vuelto a tirar.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(general) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The whole team played flipping well today.El equipo entero jugó de puta madre hoy.
What do you think you're flipping doing?¿Qué demonios te crees que estás haciendo?
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tapping
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el golpeteo
(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).
Did you hear that tapping? Is someone at the door?¿Oíste ese golpeteo? ¿Está tocando alguien a la puerta?
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