- 1 1.1 (aproximar) acerca la lámpara un poco más bring the lamp a little closer o/or nearer intentaron acercar la mesa a la puerta they tried to move ( o pull etc) the table closer o nearer to the door acercó la silla a la mesa she drew her chair up to the table acercó las manos al fuego he held his hands closer to the fire ¿puedes acercarme ese libro? can you pass o/or give me that book? 1.2 (unir) [posturas/países] to bring … closer su primer hijo los acercó mucho their first child brought them much closer together
acercarse v pron
- 1 1.1 (aproximarse) to approach, to come/go/get closer o/or nearer acércate más (acercándose al hablante) come closer o nearer (alejándose del hablante) go o get closer o nearer ¡no te acerques! keep away!, don't come/go any closer o/or nearer! acercarse
aalgo/algn to approach sth/sb, to come/go/get closer tosth/sb según nos acercábamos a la ciudad as we got closer to o/or approached the city, as we drew near to the city no te acerques tanto al micrófono don't get so close to the microphone se le acercaron dos policías two policemen came up to o/or approached him se están acercando a una solución they are getting close to o/or edging towards a solution 1.2 [amigos/países] to draw o/or come closer together 1.3 [hora/momento] to draw near, approach se acercaba la fecha de su partida the day of her departure was drawing near o/or approaching ahora que se acercan las Navidades now that Christmas is coming
- 2 (ir, pasar) acércate una tarde a tomar café come around for coffee some afternoon ya que estaba en Londres me acerqué a la oficina a saludarlo as I was in London I went round to his office o/or (inglés norteamericano/American English) I dropped by his office to say hello
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...
Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.