- 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...
The variety of catalán spoken in the Balearic Islands is called mallorquín. Some people regard it as a separate language from Catalan, which enjoys official status, but it is not officially recognized as such.