Translation of fijar in English:

fijar

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (fijarse)

  • 1.1 (prestar atención) fíjate bien en el palacio, es una obra de arte take a good look at the palace, it's a work of art es muy observador, se fija en todo he's very observant, he notices everything fíjate bien en cómo lo hace watch carefully how she does it si no te fijas, lo vas a volver a hacer mal if you don't watch what you're doing, you're going to do it wrong again 1.2 (darse cuenta) to notice ¿te has fijado en que no discuten nunca? have you noticed that o/or how they never quarrel? en seguida se fijó en ella he noticed her immediately ¡fíjate lo que ha crecido! just look how she's grown! fíjate qué faena, se lo robaron todo can you imagine how awful? they stole everything he had estarás contenta con el regalo — ¡fíjate! you must be pleased with the present — you bet! [familiar/colloquial]

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In Spain, a ración is a serving of food eaten in a bar or cafe, generally with a drink. Friends or relatives meet in a bar or cafe, order a number of raciones, and share them. Raciones tend to be larger and more elaborate than tapas. They may be: Spanish omelet, squid, octopus, cheese, ham, or chorizo, among others.