- 1 (moverse hacia atrás) [persona/coche] to go back, move back; [ejército] to withdraw, fall back, retreat ya nos pasamos, retrocede un poco we've gone past it, go back a bit al ver la pistola retrocedió when he saw the pistol he stepped back o drew back la policía hizo retroceder a la multitud the police moved the crowd back o made the crowd move back el autor nos hace retroceder tres siglos en el tiempo the author takes us back three centuries (in time)
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 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.