- 1.1 [Anatomía/Anatomy] brain estrujarse el cerebro [familiar/colloquial] to rack one's brains [familiar/colloquial] lavarle el cerebro a algn to brainwash sb 1.2 (persona) brains [familiar/colloquial] el cerebro de la operación the person who masterminded the operation, the brains behind the operation ser un cerebro or cerebrito [familiar/colloquial] to be brainy o/or a brain box [familiar/colloquial]
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.