- 1 [Mecánica/Mechanical Engineering] gear assembly ( o/or mechanism etc), gears (plural) el engranaje del reloj the cogs of the watch
- 2 (sistema, estructura) el engranaje de destrucción montado por la dictadura the mechanism of destruction established under the dictatorship los engranajes de la actividad política se pusieron en marcha the wheels of the political machine were set in motion afectó a todo el engranaje del partido it affected the whole party apparatus o/or the whole machinery of the party
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.