- 1 (vergüenza) ¡qué apuro! how embarrassing! ¡qué apuro me hiciste pasar! you really embarrassed me me daba apuro pedirle más dinero I was too embarrassed to ask him for more money
- 2 (aprieto, dificultad) se vio en apuros he found himself in a predicament o a difficult situation o a tight spot está en un gran apuro she's in an awful situation o a terrible predicament me sacó del apuro prestándome el dinero he got me out of it o off the hook by lending me the money no lo tires que pueda servir para sacar del apuro don't throw it away it might come in handy o (BrE) useful me puso en un apuro cuando me lo preguntó she put me in a real predicament o in an awkward position by asking me pasaron muchos apuros para salvar el negocio they had an uphill struggle o they went through a lot to save the business se ven en apuros para controlarlos they have a lot of trouble controlling them
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.