- [dog/chicken] escarbar they were scrabbling in the dust for the coins escarbaban en la tierra buscando las monedas I was scrabbling frantically for a foothold buscaba desesperadamente un lugar donde apoyar el pie I was scrabbling about in the dark looking for my key estaba buscando la llave a tientas en la oscuridad
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 name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.