- 1 1.1 [temperatura/nivel] to fall, drop hacia allá desciende la numeración de la calle the street numbers go down in that direction 1.2 [formal] (desde una altura) [avión] to descend; [persona] to descend [formal], to go down el avión empezó a descender the plane began its descent o/or began to descend descendieron por la ladera oeste they came down o/or descended the western face el sendero que desciende hasta el río the path which goes down to the river los pasajeros descendieron a tierra the passengers disembarked 1.3 [literario/literary] [oscuridad] to fall, descend [literario/literary]; [niebla] to descend [literario/literary]
- 2 2.1 (en una jerarquía) el hotel ha descendido de categoría the hotel has been downgraded su disco ha descendido en la lista de éxitos his record has gone down the charts 2.2 [Deporte/Sport] (de categoría, nivel) to go down, be relegated
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.