- 1 [huevos] to beat, whisk; [nata/crema] to whip; [mantequilla] to churn batir las claras a punto de nieve beat o/or whisk the egg whites until stiff batir la margarina con el azúcar cream the margarine and sugar together
- 2 2.1 [marca/récord] to break batir un récord mundial to break a world record 2.2 (derrotar) [enemigo/rival] to beat 2.3 (Colombia) [familiar/colloquial], (verbalmente) to beat, defeat
- 3 3.1 [ala] to beat, flap 3.2batir palmas to clap 3.3 [metal] to beat; [moneda] to mint 3.4 [literario/literary] [viento/lluvia] to beat against; [olas/mar] pound, beat o/or crash against 3.5 [Militar/Military] [muralla/posición] to pound, batter
- [viento/lluvia/mar] to beat el agua batía sobre los cristales the rain beat on o/or against the windows
batirse v pron
- 1 1.1 (enfrentarse) batirse a or en duelo to fight a duel retirada 1.2 (Chile) [familiar/colloquial] batírselas to manage
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...
Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.