- 1.1 (aguantar, soportar) [dolor/calor] to withstand, take; [presión] to withstand, take, stand no resistía más el frío que hacía allí it was so cold there, I couldn't take it any more ¿crees que resistirá otro invierno? do you think it will last o withstand o survive another winter? su corazón no resistiría un golpe tan fuerte his heart wouldn't take o/or stand a shock like that no resistió el peso adicional it couldn't take the extra weight no resisto que se burlen de mí [familiar/colloquial] I can't stand people making fun of me a María no la invites, no la resisto (Colombia, Perú/Colombia, Peru) [familiar/colloquial] don't invite María, I can't stand her 1.2 [tentación/impulso] to resist 1.3 [Militar/Military] [ataque] to resist, withstand; [enemigo] to resist, hold out against
resistirse v pron
- 1 (oponer resistencia) to resist si se resisten, dispararemos if you resist o/or put up any resistance, we will fire no hay mujer que se le resista women find him irresistible
- 2 (tener reticencia)resistirse
a+ infinitivo/infinitivese resiste a aceptar las condiciones she's unwilling o/or reluctant to agree to the conditions me resisto a creerlo I find it hard to believe, I'm loath to believe it no pude resistirme a decírselo I couldn't resist telling her
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
The CAP (Curso de Adaptación Pedagógica) is a course taken in Spain by graduates with degrees in subjects other than education, who want to teach at secondary level. Students take a CAP in a particular subject, such as mathematics, literature, etc.