- 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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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.