verbo impersonal/impersonal verb
- 1.1 (amanecer) cuando nos levantamos estaba aclarando dawn o/or day was breaking when we got up, it was starting to get light when we got up 1.2 (escampar) to clear up si aclara, podemos salir if the weather o/or if it clears up, we can go out
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 2 2.1 [duda/problema] to clarify intentaré aclarárselo I'll try to clarify it for you, I'll try to explain it to you me aclaró varias dudas que tenía she clarified several points I wasn't sure of, she cleared up several queries I had no pudo aclararme nada sobre el tema she couldn't throw any light on the subject quiero aclarar que yo no sabía nada sobre el asunto I want to make it clear that I didn't know anything about the matter 2.2 (Chile) [persona] [familiar/colloquial], to tell … straight, tell … a few home truths [familiar/colloquial]
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (aclararse)
- 1.1 [pelo] to lighten se aclaraba el pelo she lightened her hair 1.2aclararse la voz to clear one's throat 1.3 (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial] [persona] explícamelo otra vez, sigo sin aclararme explain it to me again, I still haven't got it straight o/or I still don't understand comparemos las listas, a ver si nos aclaramos let's compare the lists and see if we can sort things out o/or get things straight no me aclaro con esta máquina I can't work out how to use this machine, I can't get the hang of this machine [familiar/colloquial] lleva una borrachera que no se aclara he's so drunk he doesn't know what's going on tengo un sueño que no me aclaro I'm so tired I can't think straight unos días de descanso para aclararme las ideas a few days' rest to get my ideas straight
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Central America and Mexico, the word 'botana' means a small portion of food, olives, peanuts etc, usually served with a drink at parties, bars, or social occasions.