fan
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fan(
fahn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (device to blow air)
a. el ventilador
(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).
(electric)
I prefer a good fan over air conditioning in the summer.Prefiero un buen ventilador al aire acondicionado en el verano.
b. el abanico
(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).
(ceiling or handheld)
The woman in the portrait is holding a beautiful lace fan.La mujer del retrato sujeta un abanico de encaje precioso.
2. (enthusiastic admirer)
a. el fan
(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).
, la fan
(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).
Laura is a fan of French restaurants.Laura es una fan de los restaurantes franceses.
b. el aficionado
(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).
, la aficionada
(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 is a classical music fan.Es una aficionada de la música clásica.
c. el admirador
(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).
, la admiradora
(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).
I know she is a closet fan of that ridiculous singer.Sé que es una admiradora secreta de ese cantante rídiculo.
d. el fanático
(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).
, la fanática
(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).
He would die for a picture with her. He's a huge fan of that actress.Se moriría por una foto con ella. Es un súper fanático de esa actriz.
e. el hincha
(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).
, la hincha
(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).
(sports)
He is a fan of the Argentina soccer team.Es hincha del equipo de fútbol de Argentina.
f. el forofo
(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).
, la forofa
(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).
(sports)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
He is a boxing fan.Es un forofo del boxeo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to blow air on)
a. abanicar
I had to fan myself at the cemetery; it was so hot.Tuve que abanicarme en el cementerio, hacía tanto calor.
b. aventar
We fanned the cakes with a newspaper.Aventamos los pasteles con un periódico.
c. avivar
If you don't fan those embers you won't get a flame.Si no avives esas brasas, no tendrás llamas.
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fan
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (enthusiast; of music, art, sport)
a. el fanático(a)
(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).
la fanático(a)
(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 artist, singer)
a. el admirador(ora) m,f, fan
(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).
la admirador(ora) m,f, fan
(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).
I'm not a fan of electric cookersno soy partidario de las cocinas or
football fanhincha de fútbol
fan clubclub de fans
fan mailcartas de fans or de admiradores
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fan [fæn]
noun
abanico (m); (Agr) aventador (m); (machine) ventilador (m)
electric fan ventilador (m) eléctrico
when the shit hits the fan cuando se arme la gorda (informal)
transitive verb
[+face, person] abanicar; (mechanically) ventilar; (Agr) aventar; [+flames] atizar; avivar; avivar; excitar
to fan o.s. abanicarse; darse aire
modifier
fan belt (n) (in motor) correa (f) del ventilador
fan heater (n) (Britain) calentador (m) de aire; estufa (f) eléctrica (de aire caliente)
fan vaulting (n) (Archit) bóveda (f) de abanico
fan [fæn]
noun
(gen) aficionadoaaficionada (m) (f);a aficionada (Dep) hincha (m); forofoaforofa (m) (f);a forofa (Esp) adictoaadicta (m) (f);a adicta (LAm) [of pop star etc] fan (m); admiradoraadmiradora (m) (f);a admiradora
the fans la afición; I am not one of his fans no soy de sus admiradores; yo no soy de los que lo admiran
modifier
fan base (n)
fan club (n) club (m) de admiradores; (Mús) club (m) de fans
fan mail (n) correspondencia (f) de los admiradores
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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