Translation of breakdown in Spanish:

breakdown

Pronunciation: /ˈbreɪkdaʊn/

n

  • 1 1.1 (failure — of car, machine) avería (f), descompostura (f) (Méx) , varada (f) (Col) , pana (f) (Chi) ; (—of service, communications) interrupción (f); (— of negotiations) fracaso (m), ruptura (f) the system suffered a complete breakdown [Comput] el sistema colapsó electrical breakdown fallo (m) eléctrico, falla (f) eléctrica (AmL) a breakdown in traditional values un desmoronamiento de los valores tradicionales (before n) breakdown service servicio (m) de asistencia en carretera breakdown truck grúa (f) 1.2
    (nervous breakdown)
    crisis (f) nerviosa you're going to give me a nervous breakdown vas a hacer que me dé un ataque or que me vuelva loca
  • 2 2.1 (analysis) a detailed breakdown of expenditure un desglose detallado de los gastos a complete breakdown of the report un análisis punto por punto del informe 2.2 (into constituent elements) descomposición (f)

More definitions of breakdown

Definition of breakdown in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day anteojeras
fpl
blinders (US), blinkers (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.