- 1.1 (cuidar, atender) to watch vigila la leche para que no se salga watch the milk so that it doesn't boil over tengo que vigilar a los niños I have to keep an eye on o/or to watch the children vigila tu peso watch your weight 1.2 [preso] to guard, keep watch on; [frontera] to patrol; [local/zona] to guard, patrol, keep watch on; [examen] to proctor (inglés norteamericano/American English) to invigilate at (inglés británico/British English) varios policías vigilaban la entrada several police officers were guarding the entrance vigilaba cualquier movimiento sospechoso she was watching for any suspicious movement 1.3 [familiar/colloquial] (espiar) to watch creo que nos están vigilando I think we're being watched
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.