atascarse v pron
- 1 1.1 [cañería/fregadero] to block, get blocked 1.2 [tráfico] to get snarled up nos atascamos a la entrada de la ciudad we got stuck in a traffic jam coming into the city 1.3 [familiar/colloquial] [persona] (al hablar) to dry up; (en un examen) to get stuck estamos atascados con esto we're bogged down o/or stuck on this point
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.