- 1 (en una casa) courtyard, patio; (de una escuela) playground, schoolyard cómo está el patio (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial], ¡cómo está el patio! ¿qué hacéis todos con esas caras tan largas? just look at this! why all the long faces? [familiar/colloquial] ¡cómo está el patio! huelgas, desempleo … what a state things are in! strikes, unemployment … voy a ver cómo está el patio allí adentro I'm going to see what's going on inside, I'm going to check out the scene inside [familiar/colloquial] pasarse al patio (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [familiar/colloquial] to overstep the mark, go too far
- 2 (España/Spain) [Cine/Cinema] [Teatro/Theatre] orchestra (inglés norteamericano/American English) stalls (plural) (inglés británico/British English) entrada/butaca de patio ticket/seat in the orchestra o/or stalls
- 3 (México/Mexico) [Ferrocarriles/Railways] shunting yard
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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.