- 1 1.1 (alentar) to encourage; (levantar el espíritu) to cheer … up tu visita lo animó mucho your visit cheered him up a lot o really lifted his spirits animar a algn
a+ infto encourage sb to + infme animó a presentarme al concurso he encouraged me to enter the competition animar a algn a que+ subjto encourage sb to + inftraté de animarlo a que continuara I tried to encourage him to carry on 1.2 (dar vida a, alegrar) [fiesta/reunión] to liven up los niños animan mucho la casa the children really liven the house up (con luces, colores) to brighten up el vino empezaba a animarlos the wine was beginning to liven them up o to make them more lively las luces y los adornos animan las calles en Navidad lights and decorations brighten up the streets at Christmas
- 3 (impulsar) to inspire los principios que animaron su ideología the principles which inspired their ideology no nos anima ningún afán de lucro we are not driven o motivated by any desire for profit
animarse v pron
- 1.1 (alegrarse, cobrar vida) [fiesta/reunión] to liven up, warm up, get going; [persona] to liven up, come to life 1.2 (cobrar ánimos) to cheer up se animó mucho al vernos she cheered up o brightened up o [colloquial/familiar] perked up a lot when she saw usanimarse
a+ infsi me animo a salir te llamo if I decide to go out o if I feel like going out, I'll call you ¿no se anima nadie a ir? doesn't anyone feel like going?, doesn't anyone want to go? 1.3 (atreverse)animarse a+ inf¿quién se anima a planteárselo al jefe? who's going to be brave enough o who's going to be the one to tackle the boss about it? [colloquial/familiar] yo no me animo a tirarme del trampolín I can't bring myself to o I don't dare dive off the springboard a ver si te animas a hacerlo why don't you have a go? al final me animé a confesárselo I finally plucked up the courage to tell her
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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.