n (plural -toes)
- 1.1 (of family, organization, school) lema (m), divisa (f) live for the moment, that's my motto vive el momento, ese es mi lemaMore example sentences1.2 (British English/inglés británico) (in cracker — wise sentence) máxima (f); (— riddle) adivinanza (f); (— joke) chiste (m)
- His family motto epitomises the Giffards' traditional love of hunting.
- Mark and I have also developed many skills over the years so make do and mend is a bit of a family motto.
- Above a door he spots a shield with the Montgomerie family motto - ‘Guard Yourself Well’.
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...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.