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flirtation

Pronunciation: /flɜːrˈteɪʃən; flɜːˈteɪʃən/

Translation of flirtation in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 countable/numerable (relationship) flirt (masculine), devaneo (masculine), ligue (masculine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] after a brief flirtation with politics, she … tras un breve coqueteo or devaneo con la política, …
    Example sentences
    • Set in a bar, this is a series of flirtations, tiffs, relationships that make out or don't, full of vigorous, jazzy, skittish dances - though there are sags in interest.
    • For a long time, what does happen seems almost aimless: scenic walks, music, casual flirtations.
    • At sixteen, Gwenifer was worldly and knowledgeable about all things, especially flirtations and relationships between men and women.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (coquetry) flirteo (masculine), coqueteo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Honest, open communication about flirtation, sexuality and attraction are in my eyes key to a healthy relationship.
    • Some of us have become so worried about causing offence or sending the wrong signals that we are in danger of losing our natural talent for playful, harmless flirtation.
    • The playful flirtation vanished from the dark woman's face in a flash and she straightened suddenly, firing a steel - cold glance my way.

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