- 1 [Zool] parrot dijo la lección como un loro he recited the lesson parrot-fashion callado el loro (Chi) [familiar/colloquial] be quiet! [colloquial/familiar] estar al loro (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] (pendiente, alerta) to be on one's toes [colloquial/familiar], to be on the ball [colloquial/familiar], to keep one's eyes open [colloquial/familiar] (informado) está al loro de lo que pasa allí he keeps up with what's going on there, he's very clued up about o he's very up on what's going on there [colloquial/familiar] hablar como un loro [familiar/colloquial] to be a chatterbox [colloquial/familiar], to talk nineteen to the dozen [colloquial/familiar]
- 2 [familiar/colloquial] (charlatán) chatterbox esa mujer es un loro or una lora that woman is a real chatterbox o windbag [colloquial/familiar]
La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.