- 1 1.1 [Derecho/Law] (incautación, decomiso) seizure, sequestration [formal], attachment [formal], distraint [formal] el juez ordenó el embargo de sus bienes the judge ordered the seizure of his assets levantar un embargo to lift a seizure order 1.2 [Militar/Military] [Política/Politics] embargo hacer efectivo un embargo de armas to enforce an arms embargo
- 2sin embargo, dice que está gordo, sin embargo sigue comiendo mucho he says he's too fat and yet he still goes on eating a lot sin embargo, este método tiene algunas desventajas however o nevertheless, this method has some disadvantages, this method does, nevertheless o however, have some disadvantages sin embargo, ayer no decías eso you weren't saying that yesterday, though es difícil, sin embargo disfruto haciéndolo it's difficult but I enjoy doing it all the same o/or anyway
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...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.