- 1 1.1 (proceder)derivar
dealgo [Ling] to derive fromsth, come fromsth [Quím] to derive fromsth [problema/situación] to arise fromsth palabras derivadas del latín words of Latin origin, words derived from Latin el problema deriva de la falta de confianza the problem arises o stems from a lack of confidence 1.2 (traer como consecuencia) derivar enalgo to result insth, lead tosth derivó en un deterioro de la calidad it resulted in o led to a decline in quality
- 2 2.1 [Náut] [barco] to drift 2.2 (cambiar de dirección)derivar
hacia/ enalgo una charla que derivó en discusión a chat which degenerated into o turned into o became an argument nuestra amistad derivaba hacia el odio our friendship was turning to hatred 2.3 [Elec] to short-circuit deriva a tierra it goes to ground (AmE) o (BrE) earth
- 1 (dirigir) to steer derivó la conversación hacia otros temas he steered o moved the conversation on to other matters
- 3 [Med] (AmL) to refer derivar a algn a un especialista to refer sb to a specialist o (BrE) consultant
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.