- 1 1.1 [Botánica/Botany] root de raíz, arrancar una planta de raíz to uproot a plant, to pull a plant up by the roots arranca el vello de raíz it removes the hair at the roots eliminaron de raíz el problema de la droga they eradicated the drug problem echar raíces [planta] to root, take root [persona] to put down roots [costumbre/doctrina] to take root, take hold una costumbre que no ha echado raíces aquí a custom which has not taken root o taken hold o caught on here 1.2 (de un diente, pelo) root
- 3 3.1 [Matemáticas/Mathematics] root raíz cuadrada/cúbica square/cube root 3.2 [Informática/Computing] está en el directorio raíz it's in the root directory
- 4 4.1 (origen) root la raíz de todos los males de la sociedad the root of all society's ills este problema tiene raíces políticas the roots of this problem are political hay que atacar este mal en su raíz we have to attack the root causes of this evil, we have to attack this evil at its roots la tradición tiene sus raíces en los países nórdicos the tradition originated in the Nordic countries tiene sus raíces en la Alta Edad Media it has its roots in o/or it dates back to the Early Middle Ages esta secta tiene sus raíces en la India this sect originated in India 4.2a raíz de as a result of a raíz de los acontecimientos del pasado martes as a result of o/or following last Tuesday's events
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.