- 1 1.1 (derrotar) [enemigo] to defeat, vanquish [literario/literary]; [rival/competidor] to defeat, beat no te dejes vencer don't give in 1.2 [pasiones/miedo] to overcome, conquer; [pereza/pesimismo] to overcome; [dificultad/obstáculo] to overcome, surmount no consiguieron vencer la inflación they were unable to overcome o/or beat inflation 1.3 [cansancio/sueño] me venció el sueño/el cansancio I was overcome by sleep/tiredness dejó que la pereza/la curiosidad lo venciera he allowed his laziness/his curiosity to get the better of him
- 1 [ejército/equipo] (ganar) to win, be victorious ¡venceremos! we shall overcome!, we shall be victorious!
- 2 2.1 [pasaporte] (terminar) to expire el lunes vence el plazo para la entrega de solicitudes Monday is the last day o the deadline o the closing date for the submission of applications me vence el carnet de identidad dentro de poco my identity card expires soon antes de que venza la garantía before the guarantee runs out o/or expires 2.2 [pago] to be o/or fall due; [letra] to mature, be due for payment
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- 1 [tabla/rama] to give way, break la pata de le silla se venció por el peso the leg of the chair gave way o/or broke under the weight no te apoyes, que la mesa se puede vencer don't lean on the table, it might collapse
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...
The CAP (Curso de Adaptación Pedagógica) is a course taken in Spain by graduates with degrees in subjects other than education, who want to teach at secondary level. Students take a CAP in a particular subject, such as mathematics, literature, etc.