- 1.1 (proteger) [guarnición/nación] to defend, protect; [persona] to defend siempre defiende a su hermana he always defends o protects o stands up for his sister defender a algn
dealgo/algn to defend sb againststh/sb la defendió de las acusaciones/de sus atacantes he defended her against the accusations/against her attackers 1.2 [intereses] to protect, defend; [derechos] to defend; [título] to defend 1.3 [Derecho/Law] [caso] to defend; [acusado/cliente] to defend 1.4 [idea/teoría/opinión] to defend, uphold; [causa/ideal] to champion, defend defender la tesis to defend one's dissertation (in US), to have a viva on one's thesis (in UK)
defenderse v pron
- 1.1 (reflexivo/reflexive) (contra una agresión) to defend o/or protect oneself; [Derecho/Law] to defend oneself defenderse
dealgo/algn to defend oneself againststh/sb 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (arreglárselas) to get by [familiar/colloquial] me defiendo bastante bien en francés I can get by quite well in French ¿sabes jugar al tenis? — bueno, me defiendo can you play tennis? — well, I'm not too bad [familiar/colloquial]
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...
Bullfighting is popular in Spain and in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. For some Spaniards it is crucial to Spanish identity. The season runs from March to October in Spain, from November to March in Latin America.