There are 2 translations of clap in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /klæp/


  • 1.1 (applause) aplauso (masculine) to give sb a clap aplaudir a algn 1.2 (slap) palmada (feminine)
    More example sentences
    • Mark gave him a friendly clap on the shoulder, ‘ah, don't worry about it, you'll find out sooner or later right?’
    • She smiled, giving both of them a friendly clap on the shoulder.
    • With a clap on the shoulder for me and a kiss for Willow, he went to bed.
    1.3 (noise) a clap of thunder un trueno

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-pp-)

  • 1 1.1 (applaud) [person/performance] aplaudir they were warmly clapped off the pitch recibieron una calurosa ovación al abandonar el campo de juego [formal] 1.2 (slap) he clapped me on the back me dio una palmada en la espalda she clapped her hands (together) batió palmas or dio una palmada de alegría ( or satisfacción etc) to clap one's hands to the music dar* palmadas al compás de la música
  • 2 (put, place) [colloquial/familiar] he was clapped in prison lo metieron en la cárcel he clapped his hand over my eyes me tapó los ojos con la mano

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-pp-)

  • 1.1 (applaud) aplaudir 1.2 (strike hands together) dar* una palmada

Phrasal verbs

clap on

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (apply) asegurar, sujetar to clap one's cap on encasquetarse la gorra 1.2 (add) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], agregar*, encajar [colloquial/familiar]

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