- 1 1.1 (de un abrigo) lining; (de un sillón) cover; (de un libro) cover, jacket, sleeve como el forro (Chile) [familiar/colloquial] lousy [familiar/colloquial], awful se lo dejaron como el forro they made a lousy o/or an awful job of it meterse en un forro (Chile) [familiar/colloquial] to get oneself into a mess [familiar/colloquial] ni por el forro [familiar/colloquial], no lo entiendo ni por el forro I don't understand the first thing about it, I don't understand it at all ese no toma un libro ni por el forro he's never opened a book in his life [familiar/colloquial], he doesn't even know what a book looks like [familiar/colloquial] 1.2 (Chile) (de bicicleta) tire (inglés norteamericano/American English) tyre (inglés británico/British English)
- 2 (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [familiar/colloquial], (preservativo) condom, rubber (inglés norteamericano/American English) [familiar/colloquial], , johnny (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial]
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...
Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.