- 1 1.1 (de una vela) wick 1.2 (de armas, explosivos) fuse mecha de seguridad safety fuse mecha lenta slow fuse aguantar mecha [familiar/colloquial] to grin and bear it, stand the gaff (inglés norteamericano/American English) [familiar/colloquial] a toda mecha [familiar/colloquial] like greased lightning [familiar/colloquial], like the clappers (inglés británico/British English) 1.3 (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) (broca) bit
- 3(mechas femenino plural)3.1 (en peluquería) highlights (plural) hacerse mechas to have highlights put in 3.2 (América Latina/Latin America) [familiar/colloquial] (pelo) ¡mira cómo tienes las mechas! look at the state of your hair! [familiar/colloquial], your hair's a bit of a mess! [familiar/colloquial] la agarró de las mechas she grabbed her by the hair ser tieso de mechas (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) [familiar/colloquial] to be pigheaded [familiar/colloquial] ser tirado de las mechas (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) [familiar/colloquial] to be ridiculous
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...
Bullfighting is popular in Spain and in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. For some Spaniards it is crucial to Spanish identity. The season runs from March to October in Spain, from November to March in Latin America.