n(especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot]
- 1.1 (humiliating failure) revés (m), batacazo (m) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences1.2 (fall) porrazo (masculine) [colloquial/familiar], costalada (feminine) [colloquial/familiar], costalazo (masculine) [colloquial/familiar]
More example sentences
- Moving to the other side of the aisle, the Democrats certainly had their fair share of political pratfalls.
- The show often revolves around her I Love Lucy-esque pratfalls and goof-ups.
- I think of it more as a no-system system with the same pitfalls and pratfalls as every other system, due to human involvement more than anything.
- The fall, of course, was a choreographed pratfall, spoofing all the negative stories surrounding ‘Sweet Charity.’
- And he also had a nation's sides splitting in the second-placed moment, a classic old-fashioned pratfall in which he falls through a raised bar flap while trying to impress two women in a pub.
- It's simply not the right setting for a play so full of movement and slapstick pratfalls: the cramped stage forces the cast to huddle together, while the echoey acoustics magnify every trip and body-slam.
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...
Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.