- 1 [cinturón/nudo/tornillo] to loosen; [cuerda] to slacken (off); [puño/mandíbula] to unclench la cuerda está muy tensa, aflójala the rope's very tight, let out some slack afloja la tensión nerviosa it eases nervous tension sin aflojar la marcha or el paso without slowing down
- 2 [familiar/colloquial] [dinero] to hand over no aflojó ni un centavo para la colecta he didn't part with o give a penny o (AmE) a cent for the collection
aflojarse v pron
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 RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.