- 1 1.1 [Arte/Art] [cuadro/retrato/paisaje] to paint pintar algo al óleo to paint sth in oils 1.2 [pared/puerta] to paintpintar algo
dealgo pintó la puerta de rojo she painted the door red 1.3 [familiar/colloquial] (dibujar) to draw píntame un perro draw me a dog 1.4 (describir) (+ complemento/+ complement) to paint nos pintó muy mal la situación he painted a very black picture of the situation nos pintó un cuadro/panorama desolador he painted a bleak picture/a bleak view of the situation ( o/or place etc)
- 2 (en frases negativas e interrogativas) 2.1 [familiar/colloquial] (tener relación) ¿se puede saber qué pintas tú en este asunto? and what (exactly) do you have to do with all this? [familiar/colloquial], and where exactly do you fit into all this? [familiar/colloquial] no, gracias, no voy, yo ahí no pinto nada no, thanks, I'm not going, I'd be out of place there 2.2 [familiar/colloquial] (tener influencia) yo allí no pinto nada, soy un simple empleado I don't have any say in what goes on there o/or [familiar/colloquial] any clout there, I'm a mere employee
- 1 1.1 (con pintura) to paint cuando terminen de pintar colocaremos la alfombra once they've finished painting we'll lay the carpet ojo, pinta wet paint 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (dibujar) to draw no pintes en las paredes don't draw o/or scribble on the walls 1.3 [familiar/colloquial] (escribir) to write esta pluma no pinta this pen doesn't write
- 3 (América del Sur/South America) [familiar/colloquial], [situación/negocio] (+ complemento/+ complement) to look la cosa no pinta nada bien things don't look at all good [familiar/colloquial] las cosas ya pintan mucho mejor things are looking up o/or looking much better [familiar/colloquial]
pintarse v pron(reflexivo/reflexive)
- 1 1.1 (maquillarse) to put on one's makeup tarda media hora en pintarse it takes her half an hour to put her makeup on o to get made up o to make herself up ¿tienes un espejo para que me pueda pintar? do you have a mirror so that I can put my makeup on o/or [familiar/colloquial] do my face? ¿dónde vas, que te has pintado tanto? where are you going so madeup o/or with all that makeup on? pintarse los ojos to put on eye makeup pintarse las uñas to paint one's nails, put on nail polish pintárselas solo [familiar/colloquial], (para algo positivo) to be a dabhand, be an expert (para algo negativo) to be an expert [irónico/ironic], to be a past master 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (mancharse) te pintaste la cara de tinta you've got(ten) ink all over your face
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.