- 2 [familiar/colloquial] (soportar) to put up with ha tenido que tragar mucho she's had to put up with a lot no (poder) tragar a algn [familiar/colloquial], personalmente no lo trago or no lo puedo tragar personally I can't stand him o I find him hard to take [colloquial/familiar]
- 1 1.1 [Fisiol] to swallow 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (comer) ¡cómo traga este niño! this kid really puts away his food! [colloquial/familiar]
tragarse v pron
- 1 (enf) 1.1 [comida] to swallow fumaba pero no se tragaba el humo he used to smoke but he didn't inhale 1.2 [lágrimas] to choke back , hold back ; [orgullo] to swallow ; [angustia] to suppress , hold back 1.3 (absorber) [mar] to swallow up , engulf hace años que no lo veo, se lo tragó la tierra I haven't seen him for years, he's just disappeared off the face of the earth la campaña se había tragado todos sus ahorros the campaign had swallowed up o used up all their savings 1.4 [máquina/teléfono] se traga las monedas y se corta it takes the coins and then you get cut off 1.5 (Esp) [familiar/colloquial], (comerse) to put away [colloquial/familiar]
- 2 2.1 [familiar/colloquial] (soportar) to put up with tiene que tragarse todos los insultos del jefe he has to put up with o take all the boss's insults 2.2 [familiar/colloquial] [programa/obra] to watch , sit through ; [recital] to listen to, sit through
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 name of the autonomous governments of Catalonia and Valencia is generalitat. A great deal of power has now been transferred to them from central government.