There are 2 translations of tap in Spanish:

tap1

Pronunciation: /tæp/

n

  • 1 c 1.1 (for water) (BrE) llave (f) or (Esp) grifo (m) or (RPl) canilla (f) or (Per) caño (m) or (AmC) paja (f) or (AmC, Ven) chorro (m) to turn the tap on/off abrir*/cerrar* la llave ( or el grifo etc) to leave the taps running dejar las llaves abiertas ( or los grifos abiertos etc) 1.2
    (gas tap)
    llave (f) del gas
    1.3 (on barrel) espita (f) on tap (lit: of beer) de barril (ready for use) we have all that information on tap tenemos toda esa información al alcance de la mano we have plenty of experience on tap disponemos de mucho personal experimentado (on schedule) (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], al día
  • 2 c (listening device) micrófono (m) de escucha they put a tap on his phone le intervinieron or [familiar/colloquial] pincharon el teléfono
  • 3 c (light blow) toque (m), golpecito (m) she gave me a tap on the shoulder me dio un toque or golpecito en el hombro there was a gentle tap at the door tocaron suavemente a la puerta

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There are 2 translations of tap in Spanish:

tap2

(-pp-)

vt

  • 1 (strike lightly) dar* un toque or golpecito en he tapped her on the shoulder le dio un toque or golpecito en el hombro he was tapping his fingers on the table tamborileaba con los dedos sobre la mesa to tap in a command/code [Comput] teclear una orden/un código
  • 2 2.1 [cask/barrel] ponerle* una espita a; [tree] sangrar 2.2

    tap (off)

    [liquid] sacar*
    2.3 [pipe/power line] hacer* un empalme con 2.4 [resources/reserves] explotar, aprovechar 2.5 [colloquial/familiar]to tap sb for sth (for money/information) intentar sacarle algo a algn she tapped me for information intentó (son)sacarme información, me tiró de la lengua [familiar/colloquial]
  • 4 (designate) (AmE) to tap sb for sth nombrar a algn para algo

vi

  • 1.1 (strike lightly) to tap at/on sth dar* toques or golpecitos en algo she's upstairs, tapping away at the keys está arriba, dándole a la máquina 1.2 (make tapping sound) dar* golpecitos, tamborilear, repiquetear

Phrasal verbs

tap into

1.1 (draw upon) [experience/creativity/energy] sacar* provecho de, aprovechar, explotar 1.2 (exploit) [market/resource] aprovecharse de, explotar 1.1 (access) [database/system] acceder a, entrar en or a; [telephone conversation] intervenir*

tap out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 [rhythm/message] pulsar 1.2 [pipe] vaciar*

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.