There are 2 translations of flap in Spanish:

flap1

Pronunciation: /flæp/

n

  • 2 (motion) aletazo (m) the eagle flew off with a flap of its wings el águila echó a volar con un batir de alas, el águila echó a volar dando un aletazo the flap of the sails in the wind el batir or el golpeteo de las velas con el viento
  • 3 (commotion, agitation) [colloquial/familiar] to be in/get into a flap estar*/ponerse* como loco [familiar/colloquial] there's a big flap (on) at the office se ha armado tremendo lío en la oficina [familiar/colloquial]
  • 4 [Ling] flap (m) (el sonido como el de la r española en "pera")

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 2 translations of flap in Spanish:

flap2

(-pp-)

vi

  • 1 [sail/curtain] agitarse, sacudirse; [flag] ondear, agitarse; [door/window/shutter] dar* golpes, golpearse (AmL) the bird flapped off el pájaro echó a volar batiendo las alas her ears were flapping (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] tenía las antenas conectadas or (AmL tb) paradas [familiar/colloquial]
  • 2 (panic) (BrE) [colloquial/familiar], agitarse, ponerse* como loco [familiar/colloquial] don't flap! ¡tranquila, mujer!

vt

  • 2 [Ling] a flapped r una r simple (como la de la r española en "pera")

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.