- 1 1.1 (silbato) whistle tocar el pito to blow the whistle tiene voz de pito she has a really shrill voice entre pitos y flautas [familiar/colloquial] (what) with one thing and another [colloquial/familiar] no entender/saber/valer (ni) un pito [familiar/colloquial], no entendí ni un pito I didn't understand a thing [colloquial/familiar], I couldn't make head nor tail of it [colloquial/familiar] no sabe un pito de motores he doesn't know the first thing about o he doesn't have a clue about engines [colloquial/familiar] el libro no vale un pito the book's not worth two cents (AmE) o (BrE) tuppence [colloquial/familiar] por pitos o flautas [familiar/colloquial] somehow or other [colloquial/familiar] tocar pito (AmL) [familiar/colloquial], ¿y este tipo qué pito(s) toca aquí? what on earth's o what the hell's he doing here? [colloquial/familiar] nosotros ahí no tocamos un pito that's nothing to do with us [colloquial/familiar] tomar a algn por el pito del sereno (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] to mess sb around [colloquial/familiar] importar 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (de coche) horn, hooter; (de tren) whistle tocar el pito to hoot, honk, beep, toot one's horn 1.3 (chasqueo de dedos) snapping, clicking tocar or dar pitos to snap o click one's fingers
- 2 2.1 [familiar/colloquial] (cigarrillo) cigarette, fag (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] 2.2 (Chi) [familiar/colloquial], (de marijuana) joint [colloquial/familiar], spliff [slang/argot]
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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.