- 1 1.1 (ascend) [person] subir; [balloon/plane] subir, ascender* [formal]; [curtain] [Theater/Teatro] levantarse we went up onto the roof subimos al tejado going up! (in elevator) ¡sube! a cloud of dust went up se levantó una nube de polvo 1.2 (approach) to go up (
tosb/sth) acercarse* ( aalgn/algo) 1.3 (toward the north) ir* 1.4 (to another place) (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) ir* I'm going up to London/town voy a Londres/a la ciudad 1.5 (British English/inglés británico) (to university — at beginning of term) ir* a la universidad; (— to begin studying) empezar* la carrera (en Oxford o Cambridge)
- 2 2.1 (increase) [temperature/price/cost] subir, aumentar; [population/unemployment] aumentar eggs are going up again vuelven a subir los huevos to go up in price subir or aumentar de precio to go up in value revalorizarse*, valorizarse* to go up
tosth subir aalgo I went up to 140 lbs engordé hasta llegar a pesar 140 libras 2.2 (improve) [standard] mejorar she's gone up in my estimation ha ganado en mi estima
- 3 (extend)to go up
tosth the socks go up to my knees los calcetines me llegan a las rodillas the road only goes up as far as Brigville la carretera va or llega solo hasta Brigville
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...
Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.