- saliva, spit [familiar/colloquial] gastar saliva to waste one's breath tragar saliva to swallow hard tragó saliva, cerró los ojos y saltó he took a deep breath o/or swallowed hard, shut his eyes and jumped decidió tragar saliva y seguir como si no lo hubiera oído he decided to swallow his anger/pride and carry on as if he hadn't heard
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The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments.