- 1 1.1 (en fútbol, boxeo) to referee; (en tenis, béisbol) to umpire 1.2 [conflicto/disputa] to arbitrate (in)
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...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.