- 1 1.1 [Indumentaria/Clothing] (en la cintura, cruzando el pecho) sash; (franja, lista) band; (para el pelo) (México/Mexico) hair band llevaba una banda negra en el brazo he was wearing a black armband 1.2 (de tierra) strip
- 2 2.1 (de un barco) side 2.2 (en el billar) cushion 2.3 (en fútbol) touchline lanzó el balón fuera de banda he kicked the ball into touch o out of play o (inglés norteamericano/American English) out of bounds cerrarse en banda to refuse to listen coger a algn por banda (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial] to corner sb dejar a algn/andar/quedar en banda (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [familiar/colloquial], anda en banda he doesn't know what to do with himself, he's at a bit of a loss se fueron y me dejaron en banda they went off and left me not knowing what to do with myself o/or and left me at a bit of a loss irse en banda (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) [familiar/colloquial], el equipo se fue en banda the team did terribly
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.