- 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
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Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.