- 1 1.1 (tener efecto en) to affect la nueva ley no afecta al pequeño empresario the new law doesn't affect the small businessman está afectado de una grave enfermedad pulmonar [formal] he is suffering from a serious lung disease la enfermedad le afectó el cerebro the illness affected her brain las zonas afectadas por las inundaciones the areas hit o/or affected by the floods 1.2 (afligir) to affect [formal] lo que dijiste lo afectó mucho what you said upset him terribly 1.3 [Derecho/Law] [bienes] to encumber
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...
Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.