- jump, leap, bound subió los escalones de un brinco he went up the steps in one leap o/or bound se despertó de un brinco he woke up with a start pegó or dio un brinco del susto [familiar/colloquial] he jumped with fright entró dando brincos de alegría she came in jumping for o/or leaping with joy en un brinco or dos brincos [familiar/colloquial] in a jiffy [familiar/colloquial], in a tick o/or two ticks [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.