- 1 (portento, prodigio) wonder las siete maravillas del mundo the seven wonders of the world las maravillas de la tecnología moderna the wonders o/or marvels of modern technology la catedral es una verdadera maravilla the cathedral is absolutely wonderful o/or marvelous volvió del viaje contando maravillas he came back from his trip quite delighted with the way it had gone borda que es una maravilla she embroiders beautifully mi secretaria es una maravilla my secretary is absolutely wonderful ¡qué maravilla de niño! se ha portado como un santo what a lovely child!, he's behaved like an angel a las mil maravillas, nos atendieron a las mil maravillas they were extremely kind to us todo salió a las mil maravillas everything turned out beautifully o wonderfully o marvelously de maravilla wonderfully se lleva de maravilla con él she gets on wonderfully (well) with him ahora funciona de maravilla it works beautifully now cocina de maravilla he is a wonderful o/or marvelous cook me vino de maravilla it came at just the right time, it was just what I needed hacer maravillas to work wonders
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.