- pretext volvió con el pretexto de recoger el paraguas he went back on the pretext of getting his umbrella no hizo los deberes con el pretexto de que le dolía la cabeza he didn't do his homework, with the excuse that o saying that he had a headache siempre que llega tarde me sale con algún pretexto every time she's late she comes out with some excuse, she always has an excuse when she arrives late so pretexto de [formal] on the pretext of, under pretext of
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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.