- 2 2.1 c (for trains, trams) riel (m), raíl (m) (esp Esp) the train came off the rails el tren descarriló to go off the rails (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] (morally) descarriarse*, apartarse del buen camino (mentally) enloquecerse* it was my mother who kept him on the rails fue mi madre quien impidió que se descarriara 2.2 u (railroad) ferrocarril (m) by rail en or por ferrocarril (before n) [service/link] ferroviario, de ferrocarril rail accident accidente (m) ferroviario, trenazo (m) (Méx) rail journey viaje (m) en tren rail strike huelga (f) de trenes or de ferroviarios or (Chi, Méx tb) de ferrocarrileros rail traffic tráfico (m) ferroviario or (Chi, Méx tb) ferrocarrilero rail travel los viajes en tren rail worker (BrE) ferroviario, -ria (m,f), ferrocarrilero, -ra (m,f) (Chi, Méx)
A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.
- 1.1 [formal] to rail
againststh clamar contraalgo [formal] to rail atsb aboutsth recriminar(le) algo a algn 1.2 (separate) cercar*, separar con una valla or cerca