- 1 1.1 (hilera) line formen fila aquí para comprar las entradas form a line o/or (inglés británico/British English) a queue here to buy your tickets formen filas de (a) cinco line up in fives ponerse en fila to get into line en fila india in single file caminaban en fila de (a) dos they were walking in pairs o/or two abreast estacionó en doble fila he double-parked ¡rompan filas! [Militar/Military] fall out! 1.2 (en un teatro, aula) row de primera fila first-rate de segunda fila second-rate estar en primera fila (en el teatro) to be in the front row (figurar) to be in the limelight
- 2(filas femenino plural)2.1 [Militar/Military] ranks (plural) incorporarse a filas or (Chile) reconocer filas to join up lo llamaron a filas he was drafted o/or (inglés británico/British English) called up cerrar or estrechar filas to close ranks cerraron filas en torno a su líder they closed ranks around their leader 2.2 [Política/Politics] ranks (plural) milita en las filas socialistas she is active in (the ranks of) the socialist 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...
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.