- 1.1 [noticia/persona] important; [acontecimiento/cambio] important, significant tengo algo importante que decirte I have something important to tell you ¿qué dice la carta? — nada importante what does the letter say? — nothing of any importance o/or nothing much lo importante es participar the important thing is to take part es importante que vayas it's important that you go dárselas de or hacerse el importante to give oneself airs 1.2 [pérdidas] serious, considerable; [cantidad] considerable, significant una importante suma de dinero a large o considerable o significant sum of money la tormenta causó importantes daños the storm caused severe o/or considerable damage un número importante de ciudadanos a significant o considerable o large number of citizens
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.