- 1 1.1 [río/frontera] to cross la carretera atraviesa el pueblo/el valle the road goes through the town/the valley atravesaron la ciudad en coche/a pie they drove/walked across town, they crossed the town by car/on foot atravesó el río a nado she swam across the river atravesar el umbral de los 40 años to reach o/or turn 40 1.2 [bala/espada] to go through la bala le atravesó el corazón the bullet went through her heart 1.3 [situación/crisis/período] to go through el país atraviesa momentos de gran tensión the country is going through o/or living a period of great tension
atravesarse v pron
- [obstáculo/dificultad] se nos atravesó un camión que salía de un garaje a truck coming out of a garage crossed right in front of us se me atravesó una espina en la garganta I got a fish bone stuck in my throat ¡no te vuelvas a atravesar en mi camino! don't (you) get in my way again! si no se nos atraviesa ningún obstáculo en el camino assuming that there are no unforeseen obstacles, assuming no unforeseen obstacles arise
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...
Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.