- 1 (de cama) blanket a manta (Esp) , había comida a manta there was stacks of food [colloquial/familiar] hay restaurantes a manta there are hundreds of restaurants liarse la manta a la cabeza (Esp) to throw caution to the wind tirar de la manta to reveal the truth tenía miedo de que alguien tirara de la manta she was afraid someone would reveal o tell the truth
- 2 [Zool] tb manta raya devilfish, manta ray
- 4 (Méx) (tela) calico
The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.