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abanico - masculine noun (el) - fan. Look up abanico in the dictionary

Cuando hace mucho calor, puedes usar un abanico para refrescarte.
When it's really hot, you can use a fan to cool down.
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yep. It would feel nice
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Yes, in my state is a lot hot, here I need to use a air conditioning, because I'm a lot hot.
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See also
'Un abanico de posibilidades'
A wide range of choices.

BTW, what's the English for the sticks forming a fan?
In Spanish, varillas.

A whole flirty language kinda code with abanicos in Spain, often used at a mass service
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BTW, what's the English for the sticks forming a fan?
In Spanish, varillas.
They're called slats.
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As the roof cover (sp. tejas)?
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About flirting with abanicos at a public gathering...

http://www.elabanico.com/language.php
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I did know only one or two examples of the "abanico"-code.
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