fluke
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fluke
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(stroke of luck)
a. la chiripa
(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)
With as hard as you've worked, getting this job was no fluke.Con lo duro que has trabajado, conseguir este trabajo no ha sido por chiripa.
2. (chance)
a. la casualidad
(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).
Do you think the strange weather we're having is just a fluke, or is it related to climate change?¿Crees que el tiempo tan raro que tenemos es casualidad o tendrá que ver con el cambio climático?
3. (veterinary)
a. el trematodo
(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).
It turned out the cow was sick because it had liver fluke.Resultó que la vaca estaba enferma porque tenía trematodo hepático.
4. (nautical)
a. la uña
(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 flukes of this anchor are specifically designed to dig into sandy bottom.Las uñas de esta ancla están diseñadas especialmente para agarrarse al lecho arenoso.
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fluke
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
a. la chiripa
(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).
(stroke of luck)
by a flukede chiripa
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fluke [fluːk]
noun
chiripa (f); golpe (m) de suerte
to win by a fluke ganar de or por chiripa
fluke [fluːk]
noun
(Zool) trematodo (m); (Fishing) especie de platija;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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