- jump, leap, bound subió los escalones de un brinco he went up the steps in one leap o 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 leaping with joy en un brinco or dos brincos [familiar/colloquial] in a jiffy [colloquial/familiar], in a tick o two ticks [colloquial/familiar]
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...
A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.