- 1 (cadencia, compás) rhythm se movía al ritmo de la música she moved to the rhythm of the music, she moved in time to the music llevaba el ritmo con los pies/las manos he kept time with his feet/hands perdió el ritmo he lost the rhythm, he got out of time no sabe seguir el ritmo he can't keep in time o/or follow the beat marcaba el ritmo con la batuta she beat time with her baton una canción de ritmo lento a song with a slow beat
- 2 (velocidad) pace, speed mantienen un buen ritmo de trabajo they work at a steady pace o/or speed a este ritmo no terminaremos nunca at this rate we'll never finish tendrás que ajustarte a su ritmo de trabajo you'll have to adapt to the pace o/or speed he works at han corrido a buen ritmo they've run at a good speed o/or pace el ritmo de crecimiento de la demanda interior the rate of growth in the home market
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...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.