- 1 (tapar) to cover cubrió al niño con una manta he covered the child with a blanket, he put a blanket over the child el velo le cubría la cara the veil covered her face la niebla cubría el valle the valley was covered in o [literary/literario] shrouded in mist cubrir algo
dealgo to cover sth withsth han cubierto las paredes de publicidad the walls have been covered with advertisements los muebles están cubiertos de polvo the furniture is covered with o (BrE) in dust el escándalo los ha cubierto de oprobio the scandal has brought great shame on them lo cubrió de besos she smothered him with kisses
- 2 2.1 [costos/gastos] to cover [daños/riesgos] to cover para cubrir los costos de envío to cover the cost of postage los bienes cubiertos por esta póliza the items covered by this policy 2.2 [demanda/necesidad] to meet [carencia] to cover 2.3 [plaza/vacante] to fill
- 3 3.1 [Period] [noticia/suceso] to cover 3.2 (recorrer) [etapa/distancia/trayecto] to cover 3.3 [Rad] [TV] [área] to cover
cubrirse v pron
- 1 1.1 (refl) (taparse) to cover oneself se cubrió con una toalla he covered himself with a towel se cubrió la cara con las manos he covered his face with his hands 1.2 (ponerse el sombrero) to put one's hat on 1.3 (protegerse) to take cover se cubrieron del fuego enemigo they took cover from the enemy fire 1.4 (contra un riesgo) to cover oneself
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...
The name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.