- 1 [asunto/tema/problema] to tackle, deal with el libro aborda todos estos temas difíciles the book deals with o/or tackles all these difficult subjects tendrán que abordar estos problemas they will have to tackle o/or deal with these problems, they will have to come o/or (inglés británico/British English) get to grips with these problems no se abordó el tema de la construcción del puente the question of the construction of the bridge was not raised
- 2 [persona] to approach; (agresivamente) to accost un hombre la abordó la calle she was approached o/or accosted by a man in the street
- 3 [Náutica/Nautical] 3.1 (chocar con) to collide with; (embestir) to ram 3.2 (acercarse a) to come alongside 3.3 [guardacostas/piratas] to board
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The Cortes Generales is the Spanish Parliament, consisting of two houses, the lower house or Congreso de los Diputados and the upper house or Senado. It is a legislative body, approves state budgets, and exercises other powers relating to international treaties and agreements, the autonomous regions and appointments to posts in institutions such as the Tribunal Constitucional.