- [formal] to go away se ausentó un mes de su domicilio he was away from home o/or he went away for a month pidió permiso para ausentarse un momento he asked to leave the room ( o/or class etc) lo llamaron y tuvo que ausentarse he was called away con niños chicos uno no puede ausentarse ni un minuto if you have small children you can't leave them for a moment
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 Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments.