verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
- to work el reloj funciona a la perfección the clock works perfectly ¿cómo funciona este cacharro? how does this thing work? no funciona out of order la relación no funcionaba their relationship wasn't working (out) [familiar/colloquial] el servicio no puede funcionar con tan poco personal the service cannot operate o/or function with so few staff funciona con pilas it works on o/or runs off batteries
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...
Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.