- 1.1 (fuego) fire ¿tienes candela? [familiar/colloquial] have you got a light? no te acerques a la candela don't go too near the fire dar candela (AmL) [familiar/colloquial] to be annoying, be a nuisance darle candela a algn (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] to beat sb up [colloquial/familiar] echar candela (Ven) [familiar/colloquial], estaba que echaba candela she was fuming o seething o livid [colloquial/familiar] estar en la candela (Ven) [familiar/colloquial] to be at the center of things [colloquial/familiar] jugar con candela (Col) to play with fire ser/estar candela (Ven) [familiar/colloquial], líderes que son candela firm leaders el discurso estaba candela the speech was hard-hitting el examen estuvo candela the exam was really tough [colloquial/familiar] toma candela (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] how about that, then?, pretty good, eh? 1.2 (vela) candle
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...
A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.