In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(cover)tapa femininefeminine solapafeminine hojamasculine faldónfeminine portezuelaear flap — orejera feminine
- a cat flap — una gatera
- Caroline had moved to where his tent stood open, the flaps pinned back to allow easy entrance.
- They are all instant communications that are far less bother than putting pen to paper, finding an envelope, licking the flap, sticking on a stamp and popping it in a post box.
- There was the lilac coloured dress which rested at my ankles and had all these weird flaps of cloth everywhere.
- In a centered closure, the zipper is concealed by two flaps of cloth running along either side.
- Through the metal flaps in the vent I could see that it wasn't the police, but it was the F.B.I. instead.
- He nodded to Hazel and she left, watching Katrina until the flaps of the tent covered her face.
- He went inside and opened the flap on the keypad for the security alarm.
- Turin opened the entrance flap and allowed her to walk in first.
- She shoved the supplies at him and pointed at the tent flap.
- The neck is covered by flaps attached to the vest.
- He answered the call and pulled the tent flap to one side.
- She threw off her covers and ran to the tent flaps.
- I pick up my book bag, a black and red mailman style bag, the front flap completely covered in band pins and buttons.
- Vents are the flaps of cloth below the waist, at the back.
- The cloth flaps were open, invitingly, yet forebodingly, as well.
- It was a very large room, looking like a gym only a bit smaller, and there were several holes in the side of the wall that were covered up by metal flaps which looked like they could be opened.
- He flipped back a flap of the cloth and a crying baby's face was revealed to his sight.
- This was a narrow oblong table with a single broad hinged flap.
- To maintain secrecy, the return ballot paper envelope had a detachable flap on which the voter filled in their details.
- The dog-eared flap of cardboard hung on the fence post, stained by a lengthy exposure to the elements.
- The ailerons, flaps, and speed brakes are back on the aircraft.
- The wing and the center section flaps were interconnected and operated together.
- He reduced power, lowered his flaps and readied the aircraft to land.
- I finally got things under control, raised the flaps, leveled off at 10,000 feet.
- The left wing is now finished as are the flaps and ailerons while the wing tips are nearing completion.
- New flaps and ailerons were built and installed.
- The problem, he said, had been traced to an actuator - a device that drives flaps and other aircraft control surfaces.
- The missile launcher and the trailing edges of the flaps and aileron took most of the damage.
- Another consideration is to minimize the drag devices: the landing gear, the flaps and the windmilling propeller.
- The wing was also equipped with flaps which lowered the landing speed down to 50-60 mph.
- Maybe they noted that pilots had problems maintaining control of the aircraft in some way while retracting the flaps after taking off.
- Retract flaps and the landing gear to prevent ice accumulation on them.
- Agglomerations of wings and cowling, flaps, rudders and fuselage rise dramatically from narrow steel legs.
- Though the checklist might not say it, open your aircraft's cowl flaps on short final.
- The aircraft also have composite ailerons, spoilers, flaps, vertical tail skin and horizontal tail skin, but they have aluminum wings.
- At the pilot's command, retract the landing gear and raise the wing flaps.
- An aeroplane requires a set of wings for lift, wing flaps and rear rudder for control and engines for propulsion.
- Initial drawings showed an aircraft with a tightly cowled radial engine, streamlined fuselage, retractable landing gear and flaps.
- The landing gear and wing flaps were retracted.
- Pilots need a complex endorsement to fly airplanes with retractable gear, flaps and a constant-speed propeller.
2(motion)aletazo masculinethe eagle flew off with a flap of its wings — el águila echó a volar dando un aletazo
- the flap of the sails in the wind — el batir / el golpeteo de las velas con el viento
3informal(commotion, agitation)to be in/get into a flap — estar/ponerse como loco informal
- there's a big flap (on) at the office — se ha armado tremendo lío en la oficina
el sonido como el de la r española en "pera"
1(sail/curtain) agitarse(sail/curtain) sacudirse(flag) ondear(flag) agitarse(door/window/shutter) dar golpes(shutter/door/window) golpearse Latin Americathe bird flapped off — el pájaro echó a volar batiendo las alas
- her ears were flapping — tenía las antenas conectadas
2Britishinformal(panic)agitarseponerse como loco informaldon't flap! — ¡tranquila, mujer!
1(wings) batir(arms) agitar
2Linguisticsa flapped r — una r simple — como la de la r española en "pera"
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