- 1 1.1 (elemento, parte) piece una cubertería de 24 piezas a 24-piece cutlery set una pieza del rompecabezas a piece of the jigsaw puzzle la pieza clave de su política the key element o/or feature of their policy un bañador de dos piezas a two-piece bathing suit ver tb dos1 1.2 [Tecnología/Technology] part las piezas de un reloj/motor/televisor watch/engine/television parts o/or components de una (sola) pieza [familiar/colloquial] dumbstruck, flabbergasted [familiar/colloquial] al verlo se quedó de una (sola) pieza she was (absolutely) flabbergasted o dumbfounded o dumbstruck when she saw him me lo dijo de una manera que me dejó de una (sola) pieza he said it so rudely that I was left speechless o I was struck dumb o I was completely taken aback ser de una sola pieza (América Latina/Latin America) to be as straight as a die, be an upright citizen ser mucha pieza (México/Mexico) [familiar/colloquial] to be very good Luis es (mucha) pieza para el ajedrez Luis is really good at chess o/or [familiar/colloquial] a pretty nifty chess player no trates de competir con él, es mucha pieza para ti don't try and compete with him, he's more than a match for you o he's in a different class to o from you o he's out of your league [familiar/colloquial] 1.3 (en ajedrez) piece 1.4 (unidad, objeto) piece una pieza de museo a museum piece o/or exhibit la colección se compone de 30 piezas the collection is made up of 30 pieces una pieza arqueológica an archaeological piece una pieza única a unique piece venden las manzanas por piezas you can buy apples individually ser una pieza de museo [familiar/colloquial] to be a museum piece [familiar/colloquial]
- 4 [Música/Music] [Teatro/Theatre] piece ¿me permite esta pieza? [dated/anticuado] may I have the pleasure of this dance?
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...
Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.