- 2 (sujetar) le prendió el pelo con una horquilla she pinned back her hair with a hairpin llevaba una flor prendida en el ojal he was wearing a flower (pinned) in his buttonhole el bajo está prendido con alfileres the hem's been pinned up
- 4 4.1prender fuego a to set fire to prendió fuego al bosque he set fire to the woods, he set the woods on fire prendió un cigarrillo/una cerilla she lit a cigarette/a match 4.2 (América Latina/Latin America) [gas] to turn on, light; [estufa/horno] to turn on; [radio/luz] to turn on, switch on
- 2 (arder) la leña está mojada y no prende the wood's damp and won't catch light o won't catch o won't take
prenderse v pron
- 2 (Colombia) (contagiarse) se le prendió el sarampión de su hermano she caught her brother's measles, she caught the measles from her brother
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.