- 1.1 (slight knowledge) (no plural/sin plural) nociones (fpl), conocimientos (mpl) rudimentarios I have a smattering of German tengo nociones or conocimientos rudimentarios de alemán, chapurreo el alemán [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences1.2 (small amount) there's a smattering of humor in the play hay una pizca de humor en la obra there was a smattering of applause hubo algunos aplausos
- The entire trip, spanning a period of 118 days, enabled the couple to pick up a smattering of local languages wherever they went.
- That our small group seemed to be the only foreigners - with barely a smattering of the language between us - in a sea of Russians mattered not at all.
- With an aptitude for languages and a smattering of Italian, she'd chatter away to people, gradually getting the hang of the Liguarian dialect.
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...
Bullfighting is popular in Spain and in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. For some Spaniards it is crucial to Spanish identity. The season runs from March to October in Spain, from November to March in Latin America.