- 1 1.1 (brinco) jump atravesó el arroyo de un salto he jumped (over) the stream al oír el despertador se levantó de un salto when he heard the alarm clock he leaped o jumped o sprang out of bed se puso en pie de un salto she leaped o/or sprang to her feet el conejo se escapó dando saltos the rabbit hopped away to safety los pájaros se acercaban dando saltitos the birds were hopping closer to me/us cuando oí el tiro pegué un salto I started o/or jumped at the sound of the shot el corazón le daba saltos de la emoción her heart was pounding with excitement los niños daban saltos de alegría the children jumped for joy el avión no paró de dar saltos it was a very bumpy flight de un salto pasó de redactor a director he leapt o/or shot straight from editor to director dos años más tarde dio el salto de productor a director two years later he made the jump from producer to director los precios han dado un salto prices have shot up el país ha dado un enorme salto atrás the country has taken a huge step backward(s) dar un salto en el vacío to take a leap in the dark hacer algo a salto de mata to do sth in a haphazard way tirarse el salto (Chile) [familiar/colloquial] to take a risk vivir a salto de mata to take each day as it comes vivir a saltos (Chile) [familiar/colloquial] to be on edge 1.2 [Deporte/Sport] (en atletismo, esquí, paracaidismo) jump; (en natación) dive triple1
- 2 [Geografía/Geography] tb salto de agua waterfall el Salto de Tequendama the Tequendama Falls
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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.