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"Whipping" is a noun which is often translated as "la paliza", and "striking" is an adjective which is often translated as "llamativo". Learn more about the difference between "whipping" and "striking" below.
whipping(
wih
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pihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (punishment)
a. la paliza
(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).
Donald's mom gave him a whipping when she found out he had stolen money from the neighbor.La madre de Donald le dio una paliza cuando se enteró de que había robado dinero al vecino.
b. la azotaina
(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).
Julio gave his son a whipping for talking back to his mother.Julio le dio una azotain a su hijo por replicarle a su madre.
2. (defeat)
a. la paliza
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The home team took a whipping in the match.El equipo local recibió una paliza en el partido.
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striking(
strayk
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ihng
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (eye-catching)
a. llamativo
The striking colors on the peacock's tale attracted the peahen.Los colores llamativos de la cola del pavo real atrajeron a la pava real.
b. sorprendente
They weren't twins, but they bore a striking resemblance to one another.No eran gemelos, pero su parecido era sorprendente.
c. impresionante
Her striking beauty left all the boys staring at her.Los chicos no podían apartar la mirada de esa belleza impresionante.
d. notable
The Grand Canyon is a striking example of the power of water erosion.El Gran Cañón es un ejemplo notable del poder de la erosión del agua.
2. (work-related)
a. en huelga
The striking workers refused to return to work until their demands were met.Los obreros en huelga se negaron a regresar al trabajo hasta que sus demandas fueran atendidas.
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