clap

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This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 3).
clap(
klahp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (slap)
a. la palmada
(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 kid scared off the pigeons with a clap.El niño espantó las palomas con una palmada.
2. (applause)
a. el aplauso
(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).
I love to hear the clap of the audience at the end of a performance.Me encanta escuchar el aplauso del público tras la actuación.
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(illness)
a. la gonorrea
(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).
Bad news. The doctor thinks I may have the clap.Malas noticias, el doctor piensa que puedo tener gonorrea.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to applaud)
a. aplaudir
The whole stadium stood to clap both teams.El estadio entero se levantó para aplaudir a los dos equipos.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to place)
a. poner
The man clapped his hat on and left the shop.El hombre se puso su sombrero y dejó la tienda.
b. tapar
I clapped a hand over his eyes to give him a surprise.Le tapé los ojos con la mano para darle una sorpresa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to applaud)
a. aplaudir
The public clapped for more than five minutes.El público aplaudió durante más de cinco minutos.
7. (to slap)
a. dar una palmada
All the lights in my apartment turn on and off when I clap.Las luces de mi casa se encienden y se apagan al dar una palmada.
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clap
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (with hands)
a.
to give somebody a clapaplaudir a alguien
2. (noise)
a.
a clap of thunderel estampido de un trueno
3. (very fam)
a. (venereal disease)
the clapla gonorrea
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (applaud)
a. aplaudir
to clap one's handsdar palmadas
to clap somebody on the backdar a alguien una palmada en la espalda
5. (put)
a.
he clapped his hat onse encasquetó el sombrero
6. (colloquial)
a.
to clap eyes on something/somebodyver algo/a alguien
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (applaud)
a. aplaudir
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clap [klæp]
noun
1 (on shoulder, of the hands) palmada (f)
a clap of thunder un trueno
2 (applause) aplauso (m)
to get a clap recibir un aplauso
He got a good clap when he left the stage
to give sb a clap dar un aplauso a algn
As long as the crowd give them a clap, they're quite happy
transitive verb
1 (applaud) [+person, play, announcement] aplaudir
to clap one's hands dar palmadas; batir las palmas; to clap sb on the back dar a algn una palmada en la espalda
2 (place) poner
he clapped his hat on se encasquetó el sombrero; to clap a hand over sb's mouth tapar la boca a algn con la mano; to clap eyes on clavar la vista en; to clap sth shut cerrar algo de golpe; they clapped him in prison lo metieron en la cárcel
intransitive verb
aplaudir
clap [klæp]
noun
the clap (disease) gonorrea (f)
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