Translation of espetar in English:

espetar

vt

  • 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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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.