Quick answer
"Waffle" is a noun which is often translated as "el wafle", and "zipper" is a noun which is often translated as "el cierre". Learn more about the difference between "waffle" and "zipper" below.
waffle(
wa
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fuhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. el wafle
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I'm going to have waffles and blueberries for breakfast.Voy a desayunar wafles con moras azules.
b. el waffle
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Our favorite Sunday restaurant in Guadalajara is the Casa de los Waffles.Nuestro restaurante dominguero favorito en Guadalajara es la Casa de los Waffles.
c. el gofre
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
We ate waffles with chocolate and cream for breakfast.Desayunamos gofres con chocolate y nata.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(wordiness) (United Kingdom)
a. la paja
(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).
(written)
You might have passed had you not filled your essay with so much waffle.Puede que hubieras pasado si no hubieras llenado tu ensayo con tanta paja.
b. el palabrerío
(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).
(written)
You need to cut down on the waffle if you want anyone to read it.Debes recortar el palabrerío si quieres que alguien lo lea.
c. la palabrería
(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).
(verbal)
I hate his speeches because they are 95% waffle.Odio sus discursos, ya que el 95% es palabrería.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to be indecisive)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. dar vueltas
Stop waffling and just pick something to eat already.Deja ya de dar vueltas y escoge algo de comer.
4. (to ramble on) (United Kingdom)
a. enrollarse
Whenever I ask her something simple, she waffles and tells me everything but what I asked.Siempre que le pregunto algo sencillo, se enrolla contándome todo menos lo que le pregunté.
b. hablar sin decir nada
The customer service agent waffled for ten exasperating minutes.El agente de atención al cliente habló sin decir nada por diez exasperantes minutos.
c. cantinflear
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Stop waffling and answer my question already!¡Ya deja de cantinflear y contesta mi pregunta!
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zipper(
zihp
-
uhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (device used to fasten things)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el cierre
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Can you do up the zipper of my dress?¿Puedes subirme el cierre del vestido?
b. la cremallera
(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).
Zip the zipper of your pants up.Súbete la cremallera del pantalón.
c. el zíper
(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).
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Can you get me a red zipper from the fabric store?¿Me traes un zíper rojo de la mercería?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to zip)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. subir la cremallera de
The skier zippered his jacket and went out into the cold.El esquiador se subió la cremallera de la chaqueta y salió al frío.
b. cerrar la cremallera de
I need to zipper this suitcase, but it's impossible.Tengo que cerrar la cremallera de la maleta, pero es imposible.
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