- [razones/motivos/causas] las razones que alegó para justificar su ausencia the reasons he cited o put forward to justify his absence alegó que no oyó el despertador she claimed not to have heard the alarm clock rechazó el trago, alegando su embarazo she refused the drink on the grounds that she was pregnant
- 1.1 (AmL) (discutir) to argue alegar
dealgo to argue aboutsth se pasaron toda la noche alegando de política they spent the whole night arguing about politics alegar conalgn to argue o quarrel withsb 1.2 (AmL) (protestar) to complain, to gripe [colloquial/familiar], to moan (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] no alegue tanto y póngase a trabajar stop griping and get on with some work le dieron todo lo que pidió, alega por alegar he was given everything he asked for: he's complaining for the sake of it alegar poralgo to complain aboutsth
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.