intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- despotricar* the old man was ranting (on) about the youth of today el viejo estaba despotricando or [colloquial/familiar] echando pestes contra la juventud de hoy my father ranted and raved at me for half an hour mi padre me echó un sermón or una perorata de media hora [colloquial/familiar]
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Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.