There are 2 translations of flake in Spanish:

flake1

Pronunciation: /fleɪk/

n

  • 1 (of snow, cereals) copo (m); (of paint, rust) escama (f), laminilla (f); (of wood, bone) astilla (f); (of skin) escama (f), pellejo (m) [familiar/colloquial] soap flakes jabón (m) en escamas
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    • She was tearing fragments off and placing them in her mouth, dusty and moist, her fingers covered in oil from the almond paste, sugar and flakes of croissant pastry.
    • In this method, clear sticky tape was pressed firmly into sample areas and rapidly pulled away, removing thin flakes of biotite with the tapes.
    • There were also large flakes of paint peeling off of the buildings, though it was hard to tell when there was no color to the whole place.
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    • Outside, snow fell: fat flakes adhering to the windows and frosting the glass in translucent white.
    • And the snow flurries quickly became a constant storm of thick flakes that started to settle deeply on the ground.
    • A soft haze of thick flakes, sluicing through the streetlights, settling on gutters, bicycles and pedestrians.
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    • So, do you now blame your loss on these crazies and flakes?
  • 2 (eccentric person) (AmE) [sl & pej], bicho (m) raro [familiar/colloquial]

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There are 2 translations of flake in Spanish:

flake2

vi

  • 1 [paint/varnish/plaster] descascarillarse, pelarse, descascararse (AmL) ; [fish] desmenuzarse*; [skin] pelarse, escamarse
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    • The rusty pink nail polish that I had put on two months ago was flaking off and falling silently on the ground.
    • The surface of the tree was flaking off in great sheets of bark, showering the two with dust made of both dead tree and stone.
    • Today, at 108,000 kilometres, there's paint flaking off the leading edge of the hood, the brakes need work and the dashboard makes a buzzing noise at highway speeds when it's cold.
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    • Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 450F turning once for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden and fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
    • The kind where the crust flakes off in sharp little pieces that stick to the roof of our mouth.
    • Add salmon, skinside down, and cook, covered, 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily.

vt

  • [Culin] [fish] desmenuzar* flaked almonds almendras (fpl) fileteadas
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    • Beware of foods such as hash browns, home fries, jam, molasses, soup mixes, canned vegetables, wine and flaked coconut.
    • I've switched to flaked coconut and it works just as well.
    • Dissolve 6 tablespoons flaked pickling salt in 1 gallon of lukewarm water.

Phrasal verbs

flake out

(BrE) [colloquial/familiar]
v + adv (slump) desplomarse, caer* redondo or rendido 1.1 (v + o + adv) (exhaust) dejar deshecho or [familiar/colloquial] hecho polvo we were absolutely flaked out estábamos deshechos

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