- 1 1.1 [datos/información] to keep back, withhold 1.2 [pasaporte/tarjeta] to retain 1.3 [Finanzas/Finance] [Fisco/Tax] [dinero/cuota] to deduct, withhold
- 2 2.1 [policía] [persona] to detain, hold 2.2 (hacer permanecer) no te retendré demasiado tiempo I won't keep you long el maestro nos retuvo the teacher kept us in o/or kept us back after class tres reclusos retuvieron a un funcionario three prisoners held a prison guard hostage ya nada me retiene aquí there's nothing to keep me here now no sabe cómo retener a su marido she doesn't know what to do to hold on to o/or to keep her husband
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.