- 1 1.1 (echar) [agua/vino/trigo] to pour vertió el contenido de la botella en el vaso he emptied o/or poured the contents of the bottle into the glass verter residuos radiactivos al or en el mar to dump radioactive waste in the sea 1.2 (derramar) [líquido] to spill; [lágrimas] [literario/literary], to shed [literario/literary] vertieron su sangre por la patria [literario/literary] their blood was spilt o/or shed for their country
- 2 [lenguaje periodístico/journalese] (expresar) [opiniones] to voice, state las acusaciones que ha vertido la prensa sobre él the accusations that the press has made against him vertió ácidas críticas sobre su conducta he leveled bitter criticism against her for her behavior
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In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.