adjective (predicative, no comparative)
- 1.1 (overflowing) See examples:to be bursting (
withsomething)the granaries are burstingestar repleto ( dealgo)the city is bursting with touristslos graneros están repletoshe was bursting with health/energyla ciudad está llena or abarrotada de turistasI'm bursting [colloquial]rebosaba (de) salud/energía(have eaten too much)1.2 (anxious, impatient) [colloquial]to be bursting to +estoy que reviento [colloquial](need to go to the toilet) (British English)me estoy haciendo [colloquial]no me puedo aguantar más infinitiveshe was bursting to interruptgo on, I know you're bursting to tell mese moría de ganas de interrumpirse moría por interrumpir
noun bursting point
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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.