- 1 [Música/Music] (instrumento) bass drum; (músico) bass drummer tengo la cabeza como un bombo my head's thumping, I've (got) a splitting headache con bombos y platillos or (España/Spain) a bombo y platillo with a great fanfare el pacto se firmó con bombos y platillos a great song and dance was made about the signing of the treaty darle bombo a algo, se le ha dado mucho bombo a la película the movie's been given a lot of hype [familiar/colloquial] darse bombo to blow one's own trumpet
- 3 3.1 (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [familiar/colloquial] (de una mujer embarazada) le hizo un bombo he got her in the family way o/or the club [familiar/colloquial] tenía un bombo de película she was huge 3.2 (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) [familiar/colloquial], (culo) butt (inglés norteamericano/American English) [familiar/colloquial], , bum (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial] irse al bombo (Argentina) [familiar/colloquial] to go to pot [familiar/colloquial]
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.