- 1.1 [pintura/mesa/parqué] to scratch le rayaron el coche someone scratched her car este disco está rayado this record is scratched 1.2 (garabatear) to scrawl las paredes estaban todas rayadas the walls had all been scrawled o scribbled on, the walls were covered in graffiti rayársela a algn (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] to insult sb (by referring to his/her mother)
- 2 (aproximarse) rayar
enalgo to border onsth, verge onsth su historia raya en lo inverosímil his story verges o borders on the implausible debe estar rayando (en) los cincuenta he must be getting on for o pushing fifty [colloquial/familiar]
rayarse v pron
- 1 [suelo/mesa] to get scratched este suelo se raya con facilidad this floor scratches easily o is easily scratched mete el disco en la funda para que no se raye put the record in its sleeve so that it doesn't get scratched
- 2 (AmS) [familiar/colloquial], (volverse loco) to go off one's rocker [colloquial/familiar], to crack up [colloquial/familiar]
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...