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Translation of reposar in English:

verbo intransitivo

  • 3 (apoyarse)reposar en orsobre algosus argumentos reposan en bases falsas
    his arguments are based on o rest on o [formal] repose on false assumptions
    el tejado reposa sobre cuatro columnas
    the roof is supported by four columns

verbo transitivo

  • reposar la comida
    to let one's food go down o settle
Example sentences
  • Allí reposan varias maquetas que sorprenden por su perfección en miniatura.
  • Aquí reposan los restos del caudillo Agustín Agualongo y la imagen de San Juan Bautista.
  • OJO no se hace hervir la planta se hace reposar.

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    In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.