- 1 (en una casa) courtyard, patio; (de una escuela) playground, schoolyard cómo está el patio (Esp) [familiar/colloquial], ¡cómo está el patio! ¿qué hacéis todos con esas caras tan largas? just look at this! why all the long faces? [colloquial/familiar] ¡cómo está el patio! huelgas, desempleo … what a state things are in! strikes, unemployment … voy a ver cómo está el patio allí adentro I'm going to see what's going on inside, I'm going to check out the scene inside [colloquial/familiar] pasarse al patio (RPl) [familiar/colloquial] to overstep the mark, go too far
- 2 (Esp) [Cin] [Teatr] orchestra (AmE) stalls (pl) (BrE) entrada/butaca de patio ticket/seat in the orchestra o stalls
- 3 (Méx) [Ferr] shunting yard
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The people who lived between the rivers Amazon and Plate, and their language were the guaraní. The Guarani language is an official language in Paraguay. It is also spoken in parts of Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. The Jesuit missionaries in Paraguay wrote Guarani dictionaries and grammars, hymns and catechisms. Guarani acquired a symbolic status in Paraguay during the Chaco War with Bolivia, 1932-35. Today many Paraguayans with hardly any indigenous blood speak Guarani better than Spanish.