- 1 (asedio) siege poner cerco a una plaza to lay siege to o/or besiege a town levantar el cerco to raise the siege eludió el cerco policial he eluded the police cordon la rodeaba un cerco de admiradores she was besieged by a group of admirers estrecharon el cerco en torno al grupo they tightened the net around the group el cerco al que se encuentra sometido the pressure on him
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...
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.