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claptrap

Pronunciation: /ˈklæptræp/

Translation of claptrap in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • [colloquial/familiar] paparruchas (feminine plural) [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • The plot is a baffling array of gangster parody nonsense, sexist claptrap and kidnap chaos.
    • I wonder who Nicola thinks she's fooling with this pious claptrap.
    • The global citizen is assaulted with a cacophony of claptrap, and mumbo-jumbo has gained the upper hand.

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The language of the Basque Country and Navarre is euskera, spoken by around 750,000 people; in Spanish vasco or vascuence. It is also spelled euskara. Basque is unrelated to the Indo-European languages and its origins are unclear. Like Spain's other regional languages, Basque was banned under Franco. With the return of democracy, it became an official language alongside Spanish, in the regions where it is spoken. It is a compulsory school subject and is required for many official and administrative posts in the Basque Country. There is Basque language television and radio and a considerable number of books are published in Basque. See also lenguas cooficiales