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azotar (verb) — to whip. Look up azotar in the dictionary

No me gusta que ese señor azote su caballo.
I don't like it that that man whips his horse.
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Old September 18, 2009, 02:22 AM
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A whip is un látigo and a lion-tamer un domador.
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Old September 18, 2009, 02:23 AM
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A mother talking to a child: Te voy a dar un azote (to spank)
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And just at that moment the Police comes to arrest to the mother!
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Can you say "me azotaste con malas noticias."?
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El tsunami azotó la tierra llevando todos los arboles.

I sometimes use the verb azotar that way and hope my usage is OK. Thanks.
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Can "azotar" also be used in cooking - like to whip cream or to whip eggs with a whisk?

As far as the idea of an "azote" being given to a child, there are certain differences in the sense of intensity. I would always consider "spank" to be a slap on the backside from a hand. The word "whip" would make me think of a parent using an object to strike a child, like a belt or a cord or something. The word "beating" makes me think of being struck with fists on many different parts of the body.

Maybe I didn't want to go down this road...........
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Can you say "me azotaste con malas noticias."?
or
El tsunami azotó la tierra llevando todos los arboles.

I sometimes use the verb azotar that way and hope my usage is OK. Thanks.
Sounds weird, but not when likened to "un azote": las noticias fueron como un azote...

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Can "azotar" also be used in cooking - like to whip cream or to whip eggs with a whisk?
No. Nunca azotar.

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As far as the idea of an "azote" being given to a child, there are certain differences in the sense of intensity. I would always consider "spank" to be a slap on the backside from a hand. The word "whip" would make me think of a parent using an object to strike a child, like a belt or a cord or something. The word "beating" makes me think of being struck with fists on many different parts of the body.

Maybe I didn't want to go down this road...........
Hmmm spank wouldn't it be always in your behind?

Else it would be beating, wouldn't it?

And yes, whip would be with a belt or something of that sort, in that sense azotar when talking to a child. "Te voy a dar un par de azotes" is where you can use your hand (spank) or a belt (whip)...
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Hmmm spank wouldn't it be always in your behind?
O la mano.
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To me spanking is always on the behind, if you hit someone on their wrist or hand it would be slapping.

@Laepelba, the correct verb would be batir.
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To me spanking is always on the behind, if you hit someone on their wrist or hand it would be slapping.

@Laepelba, the correct verb would be batir.
Right on all counts.

Sorry for forgetting to answer the one about beating in the kitchen, laepelba...
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