- 1.1 (tomar una determinación) to decide todavía no han decidido nada they still haven't reached a decision o/or haven't decided anything iba a aceptar pero después decidí que no I was going to accept but then I decided against it o/or decided not to hemos decidido que no nos vamos a mudar we've decided that we're not going to move, we've decided not to move decidir +
infinitivo/infinitiveto decide to + infinitivo/infinitivedecidieron prorrogarle el contrato they decided to extend his contract 1.2 [persona] eso fue lo que me decidió that was what made up my mind for me, that was what decided me aquel incidente me decidió a actuar that incident made me decide to act 1.3 [asunto] to settle; [resultado] to decide este contrato va a decidir el futuro de la empresa this contract is going to decide the future of the company el gol que decidió el partido the goal that decided the game
- to decide no sé, decide tú I don't know, you decide otra persona había decidido por él someone else had made the decision for him tiene que decidir entre dos opciones igualmente interesantes she has to choose o/or decide between two equally attractive options decidir
sobrealgo to make o/or take a decision onsth, decide onsth no es la persona más adecuada para decidir sobre este asunto she's not the best person to decide on o to make o to take a decision on this matter yo no tengo autoridad para decidir sobre su suerte I do not have the authority to decide (on) his fate
decidirse v pron
- to make up one's mind aún no me he decidido del todo I still haven't quite made up my mind o/or decided decídete, me tengo que ir make up your mind, I have to go ¿va a llover? — no sé, no se decide is it going to rain? — I don't know, it can't seem to make up its mind decidirse
a+ infinitivo/infinitiveto decide to + infinitivo/infinitivedecidirse poralgo to decide onsth se decidió por el verde she decided on the green one
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.