- 1 1.1 (interrupt) the noise disturbed my concentration el ruido me hizo perder la concentración the calm was disturbed by the arrival of the tourists la llegada de los turistas vino a perturbar la calma my sleep was disturbed by the dog barking los ladridos del perro me despertaron he was arrested for disturbing the peace lo detuvieron por alterar el orden público he whispered so as not to disturb the sleeping child habló en voz baja para no despertar al niño do not disturb se ruega no molestar 1.2 (inconvenience) molestar I'm sorry to disturb you, but … perdone que lo moleste, pero … 1.3 (burst in upon) [thief] sorprender
- 2 (disarrange) she found that her papers had been disturbed notó que alguien había tocado sus papeles nothing had been disturbed todo estaba en su lugar or sitio
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.