- (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] (sleep) (no plural/sin plural) to have a kip echarse un sueño or una siestecita or siestita [colloquial/familiar], apolillar un rato (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] let me get some kip déjame dormir un ratoMore example sentences
- Though you've still been on the road for four or five hours to reach the ferry port, your time clock says you are ready for some kip, so you sleep like a baby, arriving before France really wakes up, refreshed and prepared for a long drive.
- That's one way to get some kip on the plane, leave your child in an airport.
- Lo and behold out of the surf popped a little critter, and he proceeded to waddle up the beach and then up the banking for a bit of kip.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-pp-)
- (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], dormir*, apolillar (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] to kip down acostarse* a dormir
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 had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.