- 1 1.1 (manifestar) [apoyo/oposición] to declare, state; [noticia/decisión] to announce, state declaró abiertamente su simpatía por el régimen he openly declared his sympathy with the régime declaró que no convocaría elecciones anticipadas he announced that he would not call early elections 1.2 (proclamar) to declare declarar la guerra/el cese de las hostilidades to declare war/a ceasefire declararon la comarca zona catastrófica the region was declared a disaster area el presidente declaró abierta la sesión the chairman pronounced o/or declared the session open lo declararon apto para el servicio militar he was declared o/or passed fit for military service yo os declaro marido y mujer I pronounce you man and wife el jurado lo declaró culpable the jury found him guilty
declararse v pron
- 1 1.1 (manifestarse) to declare oneself se declaró partidaria del divorcio she declared herself (to be) in favor of divorce, she declared o/or stated that she was in favor of divorce se declaró culpable he pleaded guilty declararse en quiebra or bancarrota to declare oneself bankrupt declararse en huelga to go on strike 1.2 (confesar amor) (+ me/te/le etc) se le declaró he declared his love to her, he told her he loved her
- 2 [incendio/epidemia] to break out se declaró una emergencia a bordo del barco an emergency arose on board the ship
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.