- 1 [honor] to give, accord [formal]; [acogida] to give, extend [formal]; [ayuda/protección] to give, afford [formal]; [asistencia médica] to give; [medicamentos] to dispense le dispensaron un caluroso recibimiento he was given o [formal] extended a warm reception le dispensaron el honor de inaugurar el museo he was given o [formal] accorded the honor of inaugurating the museum establecimientos donde se dispensan jeringas gratis establishments where syringes are supplied o dispensed free of charge
- 2 2.1 (eximir) dispensar a algn
dealgo to exempt sb fromsth fue dispensado del servicio militar he was exempted from military service lo dispensaron del pago de la multa he was excused (from) payment of the fine, the fine was waived la dispensaron de asistir a misa she was excused from attending mass 2.2 (perdonar) to forgive
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...
Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.