- 1 1.1 [cargo/tarea] to take on, assume [formal] no quiere asumir la responsabilidad del cuidado de los niños he doesn't want to take on o/or assume responsibility for looking after the children debe asumir las consecuencias de sus errores he must accept the consequences of his mistakes asumió el mando del regimiento he assumed command of the regiment han asumido el compromiso de reconstruir la ciudad they have undertaken to rebuild the city asumió la defensa del presunto asesino he took on the defense of the alleged murderer no estaban dispuestos a asumir ese riesgo they were not prepared to take that risk 1.2 (adquirir) [características] la situación ha asumido una gravedad inusitada the situation has assumed o/or taken on an unwonted gravity [formal], the situation has become unusually serious el incendio asumió grandes proporciones it turned into a major fire 1.3 (adoptar) [aire/actitud] to adopt, assume [literario/literary] asumió un aire de indiferencia he adopted o/or assumed an air of indifference 1.4 (aceptar) to come to terms with todavía no han logrado asumir esta nueva realidad they have not come to terms with this new situation yet ya tengo totalmente asumido el problema I've learned to live with o I've come to terms with o I've come to accept the problem now
- 2 (América Latina/Latin America) (suponer) to assume aun asumiendo que estos datos fueran ciertos even supposing o/or even assuming that these figures were correct, even if we assume that these figures are correct
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 deck of cards used in Spain is called the baraja francesa. The four suits are oros, copas, espadas, and bastos, corresponding to diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs. Each suit has nine numbered cards and three face cards - jack (sota), knight, and king. There is no queen.