- 1.1 (en un debate) to take part; (en un espectáculo) to appear, perform; (en una operación) to take part 1.2 (mediar) to intervene, intercede [formal] intervino ante el director a nuestro favor she intervened o/or interceded on our behalf with the director en mi decisión han intervenido muchos factores many factors have had a bearing on my decision 1.3 (involucrarse, inmiscuirse) to intervene, get involved no pensamos intervenir en los problemas internos de otros países we do not intend intervening o/or getting involved in the internal affairs of other countries los profesores tuvieron que intervenir en la pelea the teachers had to intervene to stop the fight no quiso intervenir en la pelea he didn't want to get involved in the fight
- 1 1.1 [teléfono] to tap 1.2 (tomar control de) [empresa] to place … in administration 1.3 (inspeccionar) [cuentas] to audit, inspect 1.4 [armas/droga] to seize, confiscate 1.5 (América Latina/Latin America) [universidad/emisora] to take over the running of, take control of
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.