flap
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flap(
flahp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (thin, moveable piece)
a. la solapa
(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).
She lifted the flaps on her coat pockets and slid her hands in to keep them warm.Levantó las solapas de los bolsillos de su abrigo y metió las manos para mantenerlas calientes.
b. la hoja
(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).
Andy raised the flaps on the table to seat four more guests.Andy levantó las hojas de la mesa para poder acomodar a cuatro invitados más.
c. la tapa
(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).
There is a coupon for a discount printed on the box flap.Hay un cupón de descuento impreso en la tapa de la caja.
2. (aviation)
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).
The flaps malfunctioned just before landing, but the pilot was a pro and landed safely.Los alerones fallaron justo antes de aterrizar, pero el piloto era todo un profesional y aterrizó sin problemas.
3. (act of flapping)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The eagle ascended in circles without a single flap of its wings.El águila ascendió en círculos sin un batir de alas.
With a flap of its wings, the dragonfly takes flight.Con un aletazo, el libélula levanta vuelo.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(tizzy)
a. el lío
(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).
All the flap about the superdelegates is a lie. They'll fall in line.Todo ese lío con los plurinominales es una mentira. Ya se van a alinear.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to move up and down)
a. batir (wings)
Some people say that when a butteryfly flaps its wings, it can trigger a tornado.Algunos dicen que cuando una mariposa bate sus alas, puede desencadenar un tornado.
b. agitar
Rod thinks that if he flaps his arms fast enough he can fly.Rod cree que si agita los brazos lo suficientemente rápido podrá volar.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to move up and down)
a. aletear
The hawk's wings flapped silently as it prepared to kill its prey.Las alas del halcón aletearon en silencio mientras se preparaba para matar a su presa.
7. (to move back and forth)
a. agitarse
The sails flapped loudly against the mast as the wind picked up.Las velas se agitaban con fuerza contra el mástil cuando el viento empezó a soplar con más fuerza.
b. ondear
A huge flag flapped in the wind.Una bandera enorme ondeaba al viento.
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flap
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of envelope, book cover)
a. la solapa
(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).
2. (of tent)
a. la puerta
(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).
3. (of airplane)
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).
4. (colloquial)
a. (panic)
to get into a flapponerse hecho(a) un manojo de nervios
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (wings)
a. batir
she flapped her arms excitedlyagitó los brazos con excitación
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (wings)
a. aletear
7. (flag)
a. ondear
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flap [flæp]
noun
1 [of pocket, envelope] solapa (f); [of table] hoja (f) (plegable); [of counter] trampa (f); [of skin] colgajo (m); (Aer) alerón (m);
2 (act) [of wing] aletazo (m); (sound) (ruido (m) del) aleteo (m)
3 (Britain) (crisis) crisis (f); (row) lío (informal) (m)
there's a big flap on se ha armado un buen lío (informal); to get into a flap ponerse nervioso
transitive verb
[+bird] [+wings] batir; [+sheets, newspaper] sacudir; (shake) [+arms] agitar;
intransitive verb
1 [+wings] aletear; [+sails] agitarse; [+flag] ondear; agitarse
2 (panic) ponerse nervioso
don't flap! ¡con calma!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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