- 1 c and u(plural -lies)monopolio (masculine) government/state monopoly monopolio gubernamental or del gobierno/estatal or del Estado they have a monopoly of the market monopolizan el mercado she doesn't have a monopoly on my affections no tiene el monopolio de mis sentimientos to break sb's monopoly acabar con el monopolio de algnMore example sentences
- With cities from Shanghai to Beijing to Shenzhen vying for a piece of the action, Hong Kong is losing its monopoly on China trade.
- From its harbours, Albuquerque's fleet brutally enforced the Portuguese monopoly of the spice trade.
- Decriminalisation has all the disadvantages of increased use while allowing gangs to retain their virtual monopoly on production and supply.
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