- 1.1 (de papel, tela) strip; (de un zapato) strap cortar los pimientos a or en tiras cut the peppers into strips hacer tiras algo [familiar/colloquial] [libro] to tear sth to shreds [vaso] to smash sth to smithereens [colloquial/familiar] la tira [familiar/colloquial], me divertí la tira I had a whale of a time [colloquial/familiar] ¿gastaste mucho? — si, la tira did you spend a lot? — yes, loads o yes, I spent a fortune [colloquial/familiar] hace la tira de tiempo que no lo veo it's ages since I saw him [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 (Chi) [familiar/colloquial], (prenda) rag [colloquial/familiar]
Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province.
- 1 1.1 (Chi, Méx) [familiar/colloquial], (agente) cop [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 (Per, RPl) [argot/slang], (detective infiltrado) police plant [colloquial/familiar], undercover cop [colloquial/familiar] 1.3la tira f (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] (cuerpo) the cops [colloquial/familiar], the fuzz [slang/argot]