verbo impersonal/impersonal verb
- 1.1 (amanecer) cuando nos levantamos estaba aclarando dawn o/or day was breaking when we got up, it was starting to get light when we got up 1.2 (escampar) to clear up si aclara, podemos salir if the weather o/or if it clears up, we can go out
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 2 2.1 [duda/problema] to clarify intentaré aclarárselo I'll try to clarify it for you, I'll try to explain it to you me aclaró varias dudas que tenía she clarified several points I wasn't sure of, she cleared up several queries I had no pudo aclararme nada sobre el tema she couldn't throw any light on the subject quiero aclarar que yo no sabía nada sobre el asunto I want to make it clear that I didn't know anything about the matter 2.2 (Chile) [persona] [familiar/colloquial], to tell … straight, tell … a few home truths [familiar/colloquial]
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (aclararse)
- 1.1 [pelo] to lighten se aclaraba el pelo she lightened her hair 1.2aclararse la voz to clear one's throat 1.3 (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial] [persona] explícamelo otra vez, sigo sin aclararme explain it to me again, I still haven't got it straight o/or I still don't understand comparemos las listas, a ver si nos aclaramos let's compare the lists and see if we can sort things out o/or get things straight no me aclaro con esta máquina I can't work out how to use this machine, I can't get the hang of this machine [familiar/colloquial] lleva una borrachera que no se aclara he's so drunk he doesn't know what's going on tengo un sueño que no me aclaro I'm so tired I can't think straight unos días de descanso para aclararme las ideas a few days' rest to get my ideas straight
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...
Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.