- 1 [paquete/regalo] to wrap, wrap up ¿se lo envuelvo? shall I wrap it (up) for you? ¿me lo puede envolver para regalo? could you gift wrap it? envolver algo/a algn
enalgo to wrap sth/sb (up) insth envolvió al niño en una manta she wrapped the child (up) in a blanket
- 2 (rodear) [membrana/capa] to surround; [humo/tristeza] to envelop la niebla envolvía la ciudad fog enveloped the city, the city was shrouded in fog un velo de misterio envuelve el caso the case is cloaked o/or shrouded in mystery un halo de santidad la envolvía she seemed to be shrouded in o/or surrounded by an aura of saintliness
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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.