- 1 (en costura) stitch voy a darle unas puntadas al dobladillo I'm going to put a few stitches o/or a stitch in the hem ¡qué puntadas más desiguales! this stitching's very uneven! no da/dan puntada sin hilo (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) [familiar/colloquial] she doesn't/they don't do anything for nothing no dar puntada [familiar/colloquial], aún no has dado puntada you haven't done a stroke (of work) yet [familiar/colloquial]
- 3 (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) (de dolor) stab of pain, sharp pain sentí una puntada en la espalda I felt a sudden stab of pain in my back no puedo seguir corriendo, tengo una puntada en el costado I can't carry on running, I have (a) stitch (in my side)
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.