- 1 1.1 (medida, relación) speed ¿a qué velocidad iba? how fast was he going?, what speed was he traveling at o [colloquial/familiar] 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 momentum un cuerpo con una velocidad de 150 km/s [Fís] 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 [fam & hum] to mix up o confuse two completely different things
- 2 [Auto] [Mec] (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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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.