- espada (feminine) by fire and the sword a sangre y fuego to turn swords into ploughshares [Bible/Biblia] forjar de las espadas azadones a double-edged sword un arma de doble filo or dos filos sword of Damocles espada de Damocles to cross swords with sb pelearse or reñir* con algn, habérselas* con algn to put sb to the sword [formal] pasar a algn a cuchillo the whole village was put to the sword pasaron a cuchillo a todo el pueblo they that live by the sword shall die by the sword quien a hierro mata, a hierro muere (before noun/delante del nombre) sword dance danza (feminine) de (las) espadas sword maker espadero (masculine) sword swallower tragasables (masculine and feminine)More example sentences
- She grasped the hilt of her sword and thrust it at the stones, wedged it between the planks on the door.
- Other lethal weapons such as swords, bayonets, crossbows and knives have also been surrendered.
- The light played off the steel blades of swords, daggers and the occasional axe.
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.