There are 2 main translations of caper in Spanish:

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caper 1

American English: /ˈkeɪpər/
British English: /ˈkeɪpə/

noun

  • 1 (jump) to cut a caper
    dar saltos or brincos de alegría
    Example sentences
    • Frankie did a little caper around the back of the van, on all fours like a demented monkey.
    • Rupert leaps into the crowd, has a caper around the room and still manages not to miss a beat.
    • Sienna grabs onto Taranian's shoulder in a bout of joy, and does a caper around her friend, laughing in a barely sane manner.
  • 2 2.1 (prank) they got up to the usual student capers at the graduation party
    hicieron las típicas travesuras de estudiante en la fiesta de graduación
    and all that caper [colloquial]
    y toda esa historia [colloquial]
    2.2 (scheme) See examples:I wonder what his little caper is
    me pregunto qué estará tramando or qué se traerá entre manos
    Example sentences
    • If he escapes, it will be a trick worthy of the swimming-pool caper.
    • Tim Gillin writes about the latest caper of Australia's ‘multicultural’ bureaucrats.
    • The New York Times report cleverly tries to insinuate that the caper involved currency speculation, but the truth is more interesting.

intransitive verb

  • correr y brincar
    dar saltos or brincos

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caper 2
American English: /ˈkeɪpər/
British English: /ˈkeɪpə/

noun

  • (Botany, Cookery)
    Example sentences
    • They go well with the strong Mediterranean flavours of anchovy, garlic, capers, extra virgin olive oil, rosemary and oregano, and Greek cheeses such as feta and halloumi.
    • Add garlic, capers and cayenne pepper and sauté for two minutes.
    • In a large frying pan, combine the olive oil, diced salmon, lemon zest, capers, parsley, sea salt and pepper and cook gently until the salmon changes colour.
    Example sentences
    • Avinoam Danin, a botanist from Hebrew University of Jerusalem claims he has identified pollen from the tumbleweed Gundelia tournefortii and a bean caper on the shroud.
    • They lay their eggs on plants in the caper family, like the wild passion fruit bush.
    • A caper is a biennial spiny shrub that bears a fleshy rounded leaves and big white/pink flowers

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