- 1 [Economía/Economics] [Finanzas/Finance] trabaja en la banca or es empleado de banca he's in banking la nacionalización de la banca the nationalization of the banks
- 2 [Juegos/Games] bank gana la banca the bank wins hizo saltar or (América Latina/Latin America) quebrar la banca she broke the bank tienes la banca you're banker
- 3 3.1 (Colombia, México/Colombia, Mexico) (asiento) bench, form (inglés británico/British English) ; (pupitre) desk 3.2 (América Latina/Latin America) [Deporte/Sport] (asiento) bench; (jugadores) reserves (plural)
- 4 (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) (escaño) seat tener banca (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [familiar/colloquial] to have (a lot of) clout [familiar/colloquial]
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.