- 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/or scribbled on, the walls were covered in graffiti rayársela a algn (México/Mexico) [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/or borders on the implausible debe estar rayando (en) los cincuenta he must be getting on for o/or pushing fifty [familiar/colloquial]
- 4 (México/Mexico) 4.1 [obreros] to get one's wages, get paid 4.2 (dar la paga) to pay
rayarse v pron
- 1 [suelo/mesa] to get scratched este suelo se raya con facilidad this floor scratches easily o/or 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 (América del Sur/South America) [familiar/colloquial], (volverse loco) to go off one's rocker [familiar/colloquial], to crack up [familiar/colloquial]
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.