- 1 [Cocina/Cookery] 1.1 (América Latina/Latin America) (de verduras) pie; (sin tapa de masa) pie, flan, tart 1.2 (América del Sur/South America) (de cumpleaños, etc) cake; (decorada, con crema, etc) gateau me/te/le salió la torta un pan (América Latina/Latin America) things didn't work out the way I/you/she had planned poner la torta (Venezuela) [familiar/colloquial] to blow it [familiar/colloquial], to mess it up [familiar/colloquial], to mess up (inglés norteamericano/American English) [familiar/colloquial]
- 3 (especialmente España/especially Spain) (bizcocho basto) sponge cake ni torta (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial] not a thing no entiendo ni torta I don't understand a thing no ve ni torta he can't see a thing o/or he's as blind as a bat nos/les está costando la torta un pan it's costing us/them more than we're/they're saving o/or it's a false economy
- 4 [familiar/colloquial] (golpe) como no te estés quieto te doy una torta if you don't keep still, I'll hit o/or wallop you [familiar/colloquial] por una tontería se liaron a tortas they came to blows o/or they started fighting over nothing se dio una torta con el coche he crashed the car se cayó del árbol y se pegó una torta he fell out of the tree and hit the ground very hard
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...
Palacio de Oriente, also known as the Palacio Real, is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. The Royal Family now lives in the Palacio de la Zarzuela, on the outskirts of Madrid.