- lime ahogar or apagar la cal to slake lime a la cal (RPl) , una pared pintada a la cal a whitewashed wall cerrar algo a cal y canto to close sth firmly o tight de cal y canto (de piedra) stone (before n) (sólido) firm, strong [convicción] firm una de cal y otra de arena (Esp) something nice followed by something less pleasant tienes que aceptar que aquí te dan una de cal y otra de arena you have to learn to take the rough with the smooth here
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...
The name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.