- 1 1.1 [familiar/colloquial] (atrapar) to catch corre, corre que te pillo go on! run, or I'll catch o/or I'll get you me pilló la policía the police caught o/or [familiar/colloquial] nabbed me me has pillado de casualidad, estaba a punto de salir you were lucky to catch me, I was just going out le pilló un dedo it caught o trapped her finger, she got her finger caught o trapped in it 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (por sorpresa) to catch ¡ajá, te pillé! aha, caught o/or got you! no me pilla de nuevas it doesn't surprise me nos pilló la lluvia sin paraguas we got caught in the rain without an umbrella 1.3 [familiar/colloquial] [catarro/resfriado] to catch pillamos una curda we got plastered o/or hammered [familiar/colloquial]
- 2 (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial] 2.1 [coche] (atropellar) to hit casi lo pilla un coche he nearly got run over, he nearly got hit by a car 2.2 (quedar) me pilla de camino it's on my way me pilla bastante lejos it's a bit far for me
pillarse v pron
- 1 [familiar/colloquial] [dedos/manga] to catch se pilló los dedos con la ventana he caught o/or trapped his fingers in the window
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.