- 1 1.1 [Jueg] balloon echar globos (Col) to daydream estar como un globo [familiar/colloquial] to be like a barrel [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 (de chicle) bubble 1.3 (en comics) speech balloon o bubble
1.4 (de una lámpara) spherical glass lampshade, globe
- 2 [Aviac] [Meteo] balloon
- 3 3.1 (mundo) world, globe [journalese/lenguaje periodístico] 3.2 (bola del mundo) tb globo terráqueo or terrestre globe
- 5 (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] 5.1 (preservativo) condom, rubber (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], , johnny (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] 5.2 (enfado) se agarró un globo de mucho cuidado he hit the roof [colloquial/familiar], he had a fit [colloquial/familiar] anda con un globo tremendo she's in a really foul o bad mood 5.3 (de alcohol, drogas) anoche ibas con un globo impresionante you were high as a kite last night [colloquial/familiar], you were really out of your head last night [slang/argot]
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...
The name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.