- 1 (en una casa) courtyard, patio; (de una escuela) playground, schoolyard cómo está el patio (Esp) [familiar/colloquial], ¡cómo está el patio! ¿qué hacéis todos con esas caras tan largas? just look at this! why all the long faces? [colloquial/familiar] ¡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 [colloquial/familiar] pasarse al patio (RPl) [familiar/colloquial] to overstep the mark, go too far
- 2 (Esp) [Cin] [Teatr] orchestra (AmE) stalls (pl) (BrE) entrada/butaca de patio ticket/seat in the orchestra o stalls
- 3 (Méx) [Ferr] shunting yard
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...
peronismo is a political movement, known officially as justicialismo, named for the populist politician Colonel Juan Domingo Perón, elected President of Argentina in 1946. An admirer of Italian fascism, Perón claimed always to be a champion of the workers and the poor, the descamisados (shirtless ones), to whom his first wife Eva Duarte (`Evita') became a kind of icon, especially after her death in 1952. Although he instituted some social reforms, Perón's regime proved increasingly repressive and he was ousted by the army in 1955. He returned from exile to become president in 1973, but died in office a year later. The Partido Justicialista has governed Argentina almost continuously since 1989, under Presidents Carlos Menem, Néstor Kirchner, and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Néstor Kirchner's widow, who was re-elected President in 2011.