Translation of yap in Spanish:


ladrar, v.

Pronunciation /jæp/ /jap/

See Spanish definition of ladrar

intransitive verb yapping, yapped, yapped

  • 1

    (con ladridos agudos) ladrar
    • She could hear Avalanche begin to yap at the door and Valentine started to bark as well.
    • She had her arms wrapped around his neck and Iggy yapping at her heels as he paced about.
    • A Dachshund yapped behind a wrought iron gate in the courtyard I traversed.
    • He might yap in the sense of producing sounds that resemble a small dog's annoying bark, but he could not say that he was yapping.
    • A small dog yaps along the pavement next to a boy on a trike.
    • The dog in turn, observed the affect he had on the cat and began to circle around Melinda's feet and start yapping and snapping at her heels.
    • And outside the window are the distant cries of coyotes, yelping and yapping out on the shadows of the countryside.
    • The Dead Dog was back, only this one barked and yapped for an hour as it tried and failed to make the cunning old bull make a mistake and stray into the stunning pen.
    • Long-Legs and Bonjour pranced in the forest, barking and chasing each other the ways dogs do, yapping and playful-like.
    • Jack, Duke and Rambo, the three mutts that stayed on with the group, ran about with energy that came from an unknown source, barking and yipping and yapping at the cattle.
    • A friendly dog has perked up ears, open and alert eyes, a relaxed mouth, a tail or whole rear end wagging, and possibly whimpering, yapping or giving short barks.
    • Wallets were bulging out of back pockets, handbags left carelessly open and all the while, their owners were concentrating on taking yet another picture of the Eiffel Tower, or videoing a little dog yapping on the pavement.
    • It jumped over her heel and landed in front of Damian, still yapping away.
    • No doubt a tale of jealousy, murder and suicide makes the perfect complement to a lovely summer evening: the audience lolling on the lawn, lapdogs yapping as characters attack each other.
    • New York City is preparing for a drastic new approach to noise such as as giving barking dogs five minutes to cease yapping at night and obliging ice cream vans to replace their musical jingles with bells.
    • The huskies are now yapping, howling, and hopping in the air.
    • At several bends in the road, hungry dogs run up to the bus, yapping loudly.
    • But when the dog saw them it released the sarong and sprinted towards them, yapping ferociously.
    • The unruly hounds had lost faith in themselves and scrambled about aimlessly, yapping at birds, rabbits, stones, shadows.
  • 2 informal, derogatory

    darle a la sinhueso informal
    they sit around, yap, yap, yap, all morning se pasan la mañana sentados, charla que te charla
    • Then I started yapping to someone else about Kraftwerk, when I realised that the lights were dimming and it was time for Sparks to commence their second set of the night.
    • We were up late last night drinking and yapping.
    • Nell walked over to a group of guys so I was stuck listening to Curley Sue yap away.
    • The politicians stand up there yapping and chatting, but it won't happen, will it?
    • All it needed to bring things full circle was to have someone chase him along the corridor, yapping, ‘Apologise!’
    • He yaps pointlessly about… ‘Meals on Wheels.’
    • She is yapping on the phone as she does this, a conversation based around which boys will be in their classes and what posters they will hang in their lockers and when the first dance is.
    • All the women join the gym and yap constantly about Weight Watchers.
    • Their supposedly ‘fun’ pieces on sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll virtually never tell me anything the mainstream isn't already yapping in my ear, thus they are no fun.
    • The devices don't have to be within six inches of one other, or even facing each other at all, which is why people put the phones in their pockets and just yap away on their mounted headset.
    • We need to stop yapping about elegant solutions and low-cost operations.
    • I used to start yapping then and I'd still be yapping at five o'clock at night.
    • And here I am yapping about 70s interior design, my knowledge of which stems entirely from simplistic humiliation of a few Better Homes and Gardens design books.
    • Everybody starts yapping at each other, and it goes from there, like a big convoy.
    • I wish the commentators would tell us what we're seeing, but they are yapping generically about pageantry.
    • But logic, decency and/or patriotism in action - as opposed to simply yapping about it - surely shouldn't be beyond the wit even of this most slippery and self-serving of governments.


  • 1

    (agudo) ladrido masculine
    • And there is no chorus of dogs, locked in yards alone, whose barks and yaps and howls, at most other times of the year, bounce from ridge to ridge, amplified by winds.
    • All night the same cycle, a low deep bark and then the yap of the chihuahua.
    • To further obfuscate matters, he hiccups, barks, yaps, and swallows his rhymes.
    • Frogs have filled the night with croaks, yaps, grunts, chirps, trills, and warbles since the Age of Dinosaurs; some can be heard from a mile away.
    • Rosha, who was sitting at the bottom of the porch stairs, barked at her, a little yap to remind her of where she was going.
    • The yaps and yowls are almost deafening, and as other sleds depart, your dogs go absolutely mental, tugging on their leads and jumping forwards.
    • I could hear rain, music, my wife sleeping and the joyous yaps of a cat.
    • But a few canine yaps and sniffs were a small price to pay for this view.
    • After the bit about important people in cars I had: ‘On occasion they might vaguely hear a hysterical yap from the left front wheel.’
    • Wordlessly, he rides through the wilderness, until he hears the yaps of coyotes in the distance, which to anyone who has watched a lot of Westerns means one thing, Indians.
    • The sculpture is embedded with 3,000 toy dogs whose little synchronized yaps are triggered by a hidden motion sensor.
    • Sebastian echoed our sentiments with a well-placed yap.
    • It let out a tiny yap at my gate, the gate that can never be closed, and Abby motioned for me to go down.
    • Imagine for a moment that you're a Chihuahua, that is, that you're a tiny, almost decorative dog, with a yap rather than a bark, and yap that is worse than your bite.
    • Beck gave one last yap before settling back into the boat.
  • 2 informal, derogatory

    cotorreo masculine informal
    cháchara feminine informal
    they were having a good old yap estaban de cháchara informal
    • My first taste of the Fringe Festival came in the form of Baba Brinkman's chattering yap.
    • If they can't see that it's the lack of political yap yap that has done it for the Tories then there really is no hope.