- 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]
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 National Police (Policía Nacional) was set up in Spain in 1976. Its members patrol provincial capitals and big cities, which are responsible for its finance, administration, and recruitment. Although armed, it has never been considered a repressive force, unlike the