- 2 [colloquial/familiar] 2.1 (withhold) [information/document] mantener* oculto 2.2 (fail to deal with) [application/claim] no dar* trámite a, retener* the banks like to sit on foreign currency los bancos suelen retener las divisas el mayor tiempo posible they've been sitting on my letter for weeks hace semanas que recibieron mi carta y no han hecho nada al respecto
- 3 [colloquial/familiar] 3.1 [proposal/plan] rechazar* 3.2 [person/employee] (crush) bajarle los humos a [familiar/colloquial], poner* en su lugar or en su sitio; (silence) hacer* callar
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...
The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.