- 1 1.1 (concertar) [fecha/precio] to fix, set concretar los términos del contrato to agree on the terms of the contract 1.2 (precisar, definir) no fue capaz de concretar lo que quiere hacer he was unable to be specific about o/or define exactly what he wants to do hablamos mucho y largo, pero no concretamos nada we talked a great deal, but we didn't settle on anything definite o decide anything concrete o specific 1.3 (materializar) [esperanzas] to realize, fulfill (inglés norteamericano/American English) fulfil (inglés británico/British English) ; [sueños] to realize, make … come true nunca concretó su donación (Chile) his donation never materialized
- a ver si concretas get to the point bueno, concretemos, ¿quién se lo va a decir? right, let's get things clear, who's going to tell him? está bien, pero llámame para concretar that's fine, but give me a call to arrange the details
concretarse v pron
- [cambios/hechos/amenazas] to become a reality; [sueños] to be realized, come true; [esperanzas] to be realized o/or fulfilled* sus ideas se concretan plásticamente en los bronces expuestos her ideas are given concrete representation in the bronzes on show la reunión con ella nunca llegó a concretarse the meeting with her never took place o/or happened la ayuda que nos habían prometido nunca llegó a concretarse the help they had promised us never materialized o/or was never forthcoming
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...
Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.