Translation of espetar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 [familiar/colloquial] 1.1 (soltar de repente) [grosería] to spit … out; [noticia] to blurt … out le espetaron la noticia así they sprang the news on him just like that, they blurted the news out to him just like that 1.2 (hacer escuchar) [discurso/sermón] to inflict … on nos espetó un sermón sobre los buenos modales he inflicted a lecture about good manners on us, he made us sit through a lecture on good manners, he lectured us on good manners
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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.