There are 2 translations of fan in Spanish:

fan1

Pronunciation: /fæn/

n

  • 1 1.1 (hand-held) abanico (m)
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    • Well-prepared with umbrellas and caps, spectators waved fans or improvised from whatever was at hand to fight the heat.
    • I presume she thought the rarity of the day justified her unorthodox behaviour in an era when ladies were expected to remain giggling behind their fans.
    • How do you walk downstairs in heels, waving giant fans, singing a song, looking at these guys like you love it.
    1.2 (mechanical) ventilador (m)
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    • Ceiling fans that keep you cool in summer also can save energy in winter.
    • But the Ceramic World factory has no windows for ventilation and only large fans fixed to the ceiling.
    • An extractor fan was provided for ventilating the equipment room.
    1.3 (shape) abanico (m)
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    • Then it stood tall, unfolding its wings to their full fan of circle and began to shimmer the wing feathers, so that they scattered sunlight like jewels.
    • Needles of light, frozen rays, shot out from her back, spreading out like a fan, with a thin light webbing in between each.
    • Its big black wings spread like fans across the blazing sky.
  • 2 (devotee) a jazz fan un aficionado al jazz, un entusiasta del jazz a fan of the Beatles, a Beatles fan un fan or admirador de los Beatles a soccer/an England fan un hincha de fútbol/Inglaterra I'm his biggest fan soy su más grande admiradora (before n) fan letter carta (f) de un admirador or una admiradora, carta (f) de un fan or una fan fan mail cartas (fpl) de admiradores or de fans

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Word of the day ahuesarse
v pron
to get into a rut …
Cultural fact of the day

Bakalao or bacalao is a variety of Spanish techno music. The ruta del bakalao started in Madrid bakalao discos. It spread to the Madrid-Valencia road, along which numerous night clubs sprang up. The ruta would start on a Saturday evening and continue until well into Sunday, followed by a mass return to the capital. Despite associated dangerous driving, the police did not intervene until twelve young people died in car accidents on one weekend.

There are 2 translations of fan in Spanish:

fan2

vt (-nn-)

  • 1 1.1 (direct air at) to fan sb/oneself abanicar* a algn/abanicarse*
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    • Some people were walking up and down just to keep cool while mums were fanning their children.
    • For the next three or four months, while the youngsters mature, the foundress cleans the nest regularly and helps keep it cool by fanning her wings.
    • When the weather turns hot, workers fan their wings at the entrance to the hive, cooling it.
    1.2 (to blow on) [wind/breeze] soplar sobre, acariciar [literario/literary]
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    • Ally walked out of the building and onto the always-bustling street, a light breeze fanning her shoulder-length, caramel-blond hair out behind her.
    • He was so close that she could feel his rapid exhalations of breath gently fanning her face.
    • The lake looked cold and still, although a slight breeze gently fanned its surface so that it seemed to have gills.
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    • Firefighters had been monitoring hotspots but there were worries that increasing wind might fan the flames.
    • We have already experienced large fires, fanned by Westerly winds, in the Tenterfield area.
    • So here in normally lovely Marin, we are blanketed with smoke thick with particulate matter, blown in courtesy of offshore winds that are fanning the flames of a fire out of control up in Yolo county.
    1.3 (stimulate) [interest/passion/curiosity] avivar to fan the flames (of controversy, dispute) echar leña al fuego (lit: of fire) avivar el fuego
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    • A person who has declared his intentions for repeating the pogrom, outside Gujarat should not be allowed to roam about fanning communal hatred and passion.
    • They select those news reports that are consistent with their preferred thinking, especially those that fan national emotions.
    • People's fears, often fanned by anti-bat hysteria in the media about the danger of contracting bat-carried diseases, have made bats political pawns.
  • 2 (in baseball) [hitter] ponchar; [pitch] abanicar*
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    • Esposito fanned on a long shot by Jacques Lemaire, then Henri Richard scored twice to give the Habs the championship.
    • He fanned seven and walked three before handing the ball over to Lin Ying-jeh.
    • In this day of home runs and strikeouts, I would like to know how many players have hit 40 home runs in a season without fanning more than 50 times?
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    • The Steinbach ace faced only 15 batters in the contest, fanning 13 of them.
    • Pitcher Troy Pruess blew the Brothers batters from the box, conceding just three hits and fanning 12 batters at the plate.
    • The team hopes Service returns to his 1998 form, when he fanned 95 batters in 82 2/3 innings.

vi (-nn-)

Phrasal verbs

fan out

v + adv [searchers/police] abrirse* en abanico 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o [cards] abrir* en abanico

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Word of the day ahuesarse
v pron
to get into a rut …
Cultural fact of the day

Bakalao or bacalao is a variety of Spanish techno music. The ruta del bakalao started in Madrid bakalao discos. It spread to the Madrid-Valencia road, along which numerous night clubs sprang up. The ruta would start on a Saturday evening and continue until well into Sunday, followed by a mass return to the capital. Despite associated dangerous driving, the police did not intervene until twelve young people died in car accidents on one weekend.