- 1.1 [calle] wide; [valle] wide, broad; [casa] spacious; [vestido/abrigo] loose-fitting; [falda/manga] full con una amplia sonrisa with a broad smile 1.2 [criterio] broad; [margen] wide en el sentido amplio de la palabra in the broad sense of the word por amplia mayoría by a large majority tiene amplias facultades para decidir sobre este punto he has full authority to make a decision on this point una amplia gama de colores a wide range of colors les ofrecemos las más amplias garantías we offer comprehensive guarantees o the fullest possible guarantees un tema que tuvo una amplia difusión an issue that received wide media coverage un amplio programa de reformas a full o wide-ranging o comprehensive program of reforms
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 RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.