- 1 1.1 (ajustado) tight esta falda me queda muy apretada this skirt is very tight on me o too tight for me este nudo está muy apretado this knot is very tight no hagas el punto tan apretado don't knit so tightly tiene la letra muy apretada he has very cramped handwriting 1.2 (de dinero) este mes andamos or estamos apretados we're a little short of money this month, money's a bit tight this month [colloquial/familiar] 1.3 (apretujado) cramped íbamos muy apretados it was o we were very cramped caben cinco pero bastante apretados there's room for five but it's a tight squeeze o it's a little cramped en ese piso tan pequeño viven muy apretados they're very cramped in that tiny apartment
- 4 (Ven) [familiar/colloquial] 4.1 (de carácter fuerte) strict 4.2 (abusador) este sí que es apretado he sure has (some) nerve (AmE) he's really got a nerve (BrE)
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...
La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.