- 1.1 [familiar/colloquial] (disgusto) estaba con un sofoco terrible I was very upset o/or [familiar/colloquial] worked up 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (vergüenza) embarrassment ¡qué sofoco me has hecho pasar! you really embarrassed me! 1.3 (por el calor) suffocation; (en la menopausia) hot flash (inglés norteamericano/American English) hot flush (inglés británico/British English)
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...
Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.