- 1.1 (alboroto, ruido) racket [colloquial/familiar], row [colloquial/familiar], ruckus (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 (confusión) muddle, mess; (desorden) mess; (problemas) hassle [colloquial/familiar] me armo un jaleo con estas calles I get into a muddle o I get confused with these streets perdón por este jaleo, es que acabo de llegar de viaje excuse the mess, I've just got back from a trip 1.3 (actividad intensa) hemos tenido mucho jaleo en casa everything's been very hectic at home con todo el jaleo de la mudanza with all the upheaval of the move 1.4 (riña) brawl aquí no quiero jaleos I don't want any brawling here
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.