- 1 1.1 (figura) cross firmó con una cruz he signed with a cross o with an X marcar con una cruz la respuesta correcta mark the correct answer with a cross ponte con los brazos en cruz stand with your arms stretched out to the sides o with your arms outstretched cruz y raya (Esp) [familiar/colloquial], ¡con José, cruz y raya! I'm through with José! [colloquial/familiar], I've had it with José! [colloquial/familiar] hacerle la cruz a algo/algn (CS) [familiar/colloquial], a ese restaurante le hemos hecho la cruz we're boycotting that restaurant [colloquial/familiar], we don't intend setting foot in that restaurant again desde aquel día le hizo la cruz from that day on she refused to have anything to do with him hacerse cruces [familiar/colloquial], ya me estoy haciendo cruces I'm already dreading it me hago cruces de pensar en lo que le podría haber pasado it makes my blood run cold just to think what might have happened to him 1.2 (ornamento) cross una simple cruz de madera a simple wooden cross 1.3 (condecoración) cross la cruz de la Legión de Honor the cross of the Legion of Honor 1.4la Cruz [Relig] the Cross
- 2 (carga) cross, burden cada uno lleva su cruz a cuestas we all have our cross to bear ¡qué cruz! [familiar/colloquial] what a pain (in the neck)! [colloquial/familiar]
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...
A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.