cartilla
feminine noun
1. book (documento)= registration card issued to the unemployed,
  • cartilla (de ahorros) -> savings book
  • cartilla militar -> = booklet to say one has completed one's military service
  • cartilla del paro -> ≅ UB40 (British)
  • cartilla de racionamiento -> ration book
  • cartilla de la seguridad social -> = social security card
2. primer (para aprender a leer)
  • leerle la cartilla a alguien (figurative) -> to read somebody the riot act

cartilla [car-teel’-lyah]
noun
1. (dim.) Small or short letter or note. (m)
2. The first book of children, horn-book. (m)
3. Certificate of a clergyman duly ordained. (m)
  • Leerle a uno la cartilla -> (Met.) to give one a lecture
  • No saber la cartilla -> (Met.) to be extremely ignorant
4. (m)
verb
5. AÑALEJO.
6. Savings bank book; deposit book.
  • Cartilla de ahorros -> savings bank book
  • Cartilla de racionamiento -> ration book
  • Cartilla de seguro -> social security card

cartilla
1 (Escol) primer; first reader
cantar o leer la cartilla a algn to take sb to task; give sb a severe ticking off
no saber (ni) la cartilla not to know a single thing
2 (documento)
cartilla de ahorros bank book
cartilla de identidad identity card
cartilla del paro unemployment card
Luis Jiménez comprobó que su compañera y madre de la niña había lavado unos pantalones vaqueron suyos con el documento nacional de identidad y la [cartilla del paro] dentro.
cartilla de racionamiento ration book
cartilla de seguridad cartilla de seguro social security card
3 (Religión) certificate of ordination
4 (Mil) record

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