- 1 1.1 (ser superior a, mayor que) to exceed, go beyond un éxito que supera todas las expectativas a success which goes beyond o exceeds o surpasses all expectations la realidad supera a la ficción fact o/or truth is stranger than fiction el horror de estas escenas supera todo lo imaginable the horror of these scenes goes beyond anything one could imagine nadie lo supera en experiencia ni habilidad nobody can surpass him in experience or skill, nobody can surpass his experience or skill nos superan en número they outnumber us supera en estatura a su hermano mayor he's taller than his elder brother supera en tres puntos la cifra de ayer it is three points higher than yesterday's figure, it surpasses yesterday's figure by three points 1.2 (mejorar) to beat logró superar su propio récord he managed to beat his own record ese método está totalmente superado that method has been completely superseded
- 2 2.1 (vencer, sobreponerse a) [timidez/dificultad/etapa] to overcome trata de superar estas diferencias try to overcome o/or get over these differences no ha logrado superar el trauma que le supuso el accidente he has not got(ten) over the trauma of the accident ya hemos superado la etapa más difícil we've already got(ten) through o/or over the most difficult stage hace tres meses que rompimos pero ya lo tengo superado we split up three months ago but I've got(ten) over it o/or I'm over it now 2.2 [formal] [examen/prueba] to pass
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.