- 1.1 [Medicina/Medicine] pulse le tomó el pulso she took his pulse tomarle el pulso a algo to gauge sth para tomarle el pulso a la opinión pública in order to gauge o/or sound out public opinion 1.2 (firmeza en la mano) tengo muy mal pulso I have a very unsteady hand para este trabajo hace falta tener muy buen pulso this job requires a very steady hand me temblaba el pulso my hand was shaking 1.3 (sin ayuda) lo levantó a pulso he lifted it with his bare hands una línea hecha a pulso a line drawn without a ruler o/or drawn freehand ganarse algo a pulso to deserve sth y que conste que se lo ha ganado a pulso and he's really earned it o/or worked for it, I can tell you 1.4 (prueba) arm-wrestling match echar un pulso to arm wrestle un pulso entre reformadores y tradicionalistas a trial of strength between reformers and traditionalists
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.