- to play hooky (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] faltar a clase, hacer* novillos or (Mexico/México) irse* de pinta or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) hacerse* la rata or la rabona or (Peru/Perú) la vaca or (Chile) hacer* la cimarra or (Colombia) capar clase or (Venezuela) jubilarse [colloquial/familiar]
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The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments.