- 1.1 (imposibilitar) to prevent no logró impedir el accidente she was unable to prevent the accident nos impidió el paso he wouldn't let us through, he blocked our way esta válvula impide el paso del gas this valve stops o/or blocks the flow of gas nadie te lo impide nobody's stopping you impedirle a algn +
infinitivo/infinitiveto prevent sb from -ingel dolor le impedía caminar the pain prevented her from walking o meant that she couldn't walk o stopped her walkingimpedir que+ subjuntivo/subjunctivequiso impedir que nos viéramos she tried to stop us seeing each other, she tried to prevent us from seeing each other tenemos que impedir que ocurra otra vez we must see that it doesn't happen again, we must stop o/or prevent it happening again 1.2 (dificultar) to hamper, hinder la ropa me impedía los movimientos my clothes hampered o hindered o impeded my movements
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The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments.