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Translation of criar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 3 (producir) See examples: el pan ha criado moho
    the bread has gone moldy
    este perro cría pulgas
    this dog is always covered in fleas
    esos libros van a criar polvo
    those books are just going to gather dust

verbo intransitivo

also: criarse verbo pronominal

Example sentences
  • Nací en Cajamarca y me crié en el campo.
  • La colonia cuenta con unos 120 albatros que crían allí.
  • Desde muy pequeño me crié en un ambiente realmente artístico.

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    In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.