- 1 [familiar/colloquial] (vientre) stomach, tummy [familiar/colloquial] dolor de barriga stomachache, tummy ache [familiar/colloquial] tiene mucha barriga she has quite a stomach o/or tummy ha echado mucha barriga he's developed quite a paunch o/or [familiar/colloquial] gut o/or [familiar/colloquial] pot niños desnutridos con la barriga hinchada undernourished children with swollen stomachs o/or bellies rascarse or tocarse la barriga [familiar/colloquial] to sit on one's butt (inglés norteamericano/American English) o/or (inglés británico/British English) backside [familiar/colloquial] barriga llena, corazón contento a full stomach makes for a happy heart
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...
Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.