- (en la universidad) professorship, chair; (en un colegio) post of head of department tiene ocho horas de cátedra she has eight teaching hours o hours of teaching dictar or (AmL) dar cátedra to lecture estar la cátedra (Ven) [familiar/colloquial], la comida está la cátedra the food is fantastic [colloquial/familiar] te está quedando la cátedra ese dibujo your drawing's looking great [colloquial/familiar] sentar cátedra to pontificate, sound off [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...
La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.