- 2 (trastorno, perturbación) su asesinato produjo una gran convulsión en el ejército his assassination caused great agitation in the army las convulsiones sociales de los años 60 the social upheaval of the sixties las convulsiones obreras que se produjeron the violent unrest o/or disturbances that broke out among the workers
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...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.