It's a verb you will hear a lot from enthusiastic Spaniards.
- Me flipa el chocolate.
I'm crazy about chocolate.
It also means to freak out or flip out, or even be crazy. It's a great phrase to talk about when something has shocked you or you are amazed by some news.
- Estoy flipando con lo que me acabas de decir.
I'm astounded by what you just told me.
- Tu flipas si crees que te van a regalar un viaje a las maldivas por tu cumpleaños
You are crazy if you think they will give you a trip to the Maldives
If someone says something outrageous, then you can respond like this:
- ¡Estoy flipando en colores!
I'm freaking out!
It can also mean big-headed:
- No le soporto, es un flipado.
I can't stand him. He's big-headed.
This word of the day has been contributed by LAE Madrid, the leading Spanish academy in Madrid. Accredited by the Insitituto Cervantes, it offers Spanish courses for all levels and also has Spanish classes for kids and families.