- 1 1.1 [canción] to sing 1.2 (anunciar, pregonar) los niños cantaban las tablas de multiplicar the children were reciting o/or chanting their times tables cántame las cifras read o/or shout the figures out to me [familiar/colloquial] 1.3 (en béisbol) to call
- 4 (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [familiar/colloquial], (avisar) to tell ¿te dejó plantada? — te lo canté he stood you up? — what did I tell you? o/or I warned you el Cantar de los Cantares the Song of Songs o/or of Solomon el Cantar del Mío Cid the ballad of El Cid cantárselas claras a algn [familiar/colloquial], se las canté claras I gave it to her o/or told her straight [familiar/colloquial]
- 1 1.1 [Música/Music] to sing habla cantando she has a singsong voice o/or a lilt in her voice coser 1.2 [pájaro] to sing; [gallo] to crow; [cigarra/grillo] to chirp, chirrup gallo2 1.3 [agua/fuente] to babble
- 2 2.1 [familiar/colloquial] (confesar) to talk [familiar/colloquial] 2.2 [Juegos/Games] to declare 2.3 (anunciar, pregonar) canta, que yo anoto read it out, I'll write it down las cifras cantan por sí solas the figures speak for themselves
Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.