- 3 [Busn] (factory) (+ sing or pl vb) fábrica (f) cement works fábrica de cemento printing works imprenta (f) (before n) works canteen cantina (f) or comedor (m) or (Chi) casino (m) (en el lugar de trabajo) works committee comité (m) de empresa works outing excursión (f) or salida (f) con la gente del trabajo
- 5 (all) [colloquial/familiar] there were candles, soft music, the works! había velas, música ambiental y toda la historia [familiar/colloquial] to give sb the works (give lavish treatment) tratar a algn a cuerpo de rey (beat up) pegarle* la paliza del siglo a algn [familiar/colloquial], sacarle* la mugre a algn (AmL) [familiar/colloquial]
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The people who lived between the rivers Amazon and Plate, and their language were the guaraní. The Guarani language is an official language in Paraguay. It is also spoken in parts of Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. The Jesuit missionaries in Paraguay wrote Guarani dictionaries and grammars, hymns and catechisms. Guarani acquired a symbolic status in Paraguay during the Chaco War with Bolivia, 1932-35. Today many Paraguayans with hardly any indigenous blood speak Guarani better than Spanish.