- 1 1.1 [carta/paquete] to receive, get; [mercancías] to receive recibió muchos regalos para su cumpleaños she got lots of birthday gifts recibió el premio en nombre de su hijo he accepted o received the prize on behalf of his son las solicitudes se reciben en horario de oficina applications will only be accepted during office hours recibí del Sr Contreras la cantidad de … received from Mr Contreras the sum of … 1.2 [Rad] [TV] to receive 1.3 [ayuda/llamada/oferta] to receive ¿no recibiste mi recado? didn't you get my message? ha recibido orden de desalojar el local he has been ordered to o he has received an order to vacate the premises ¿han recibido el libro que pedí? has the book I ordered come in yet? han recibido ayuda de varios organismos privados they have received help from o have been given help by various private organizations desde que estoy aquí no he recibido más que disgustos I've had nothing but trouble since I came here ha recibido muchas demostraciones de afecto people have shown her a great deal of kindness las plantas de esta familia reciben el nombre de … plants belonging to this family are called … reciba un atento saludo de … [Corresp] sincerely yours (AmE) yours faithfully/sincerely (BrE) recibe un fuerte abrazo de tu amigo [Corresp] best wishes, all the best [colloquial/familiar] reciba nuestra más cordial felicitación [formal] please accept our warmest congratulations [formal] recibir la comunión to receive o take communion
- 2 [persona/visita] to receive nos recibieron con los brazos abiertos they welcomed us with open arms salió a recibir a los invitados she went out to greet o receive the guests van a ir a recibirlo al aeropuerto they are going to meet him at the airport los recibió en el salón she saw o entertained o received them in the sitting room el encargado/doctor la recibirá enseguida the manager/doctor will see you right away no recibe visitas she's not receiving visitors recibió al toro de rodillas he faced up to the bull on his knees
- 3 (acoger) [propuesta/oferta] (+ compl) to receive recibió tu propuesta con entusiasmo she welcomed your proposal, she received your proposal enthusiastically recibieron su sugerencia fríamente her suggestion met with o received a cold reception, her suggestion was received coldly
recibirse v pron
- (AmL) [Educ] to graduate acaba de recibirse she has just graduated o got her degree recibirse
dealgo to qualify assth se recibió de abogado/médico he qualified as a lawyer/doctor
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...
A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.