- 1 1.1 (medida, relación) speed ¿a qué velocidad iba? how fast was he going?, what speed was he traveling at o/or [familiar/colloquial] was he doing? disminuye la velocidad slow down, reduce your speed la velocidad de la luz/del sonido the speed of light/sound la velocidad del viento the wind speed los trenes pasan a toda/gran velocidad the trains go by at top speed/high speed de alta velocidad high-speed perder velocidad to lose speed, to slow down iba cobrando velocidad it was picking up speed, it was speeding up, it was gathering speed o/or momentum un cuerpo con una velocidad de 150 km/s [Física/Physics] an object with a velocity of 150 km/s, an object traveling at 150 km/s 1.2 (rapidez) speed la velocidad con que lo hizo the speed with which he did it confundir la velocidad con el tocino [familiar, humorístico/colloquial, humorous] to mix up o/or confuse two completely different things
- 2 [Automovilismo/Cars] [Mecánica/Mechanical Engineering] (marcha, cambio) gear el modelo de cinco velocidades the five-gear model, the model with a five-speed gearbox cambiar de velocidad to change gear en primera velocidad in first gear, in first
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.