- 1.1 (force) to compel sb to +
infobligar* or forzar* or [formal] compeler a algn a+ infshe was compelled to pawn her watch se vio obligada a empeñar su reloj I feel compelled to warn you that … me veo obligado a or en la obligación de advertirle que … 1.2 (command) [formal] [obedience/respect] imponer* it compels our admiration no podemos menos que admirarlo a character who compels our attention un personaje que llama poderosamente la atención
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...
A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.