- 1 1.1 (phantom) fantasma (masculine), espíritu (masculine) you look as if you've seen a ghost! ¡parece que hubieras visto un fantasma! to lay the ghost of sth/sb (to rest) enterrar el recuerdo de algo/algn the reconciliation with my father laid the ghost of my unhappy childhood la reconciliación con mi padre me libró de la sombra de mi desgraciada niñez 1.2 (hint, trace) the ghost of a smile una sonrisa apenas esbozada, un amago de sonrisa they do not have the o a ghost of a chance no tienen ni la más remota posibilidad 1.3 (soul) [archaic] alma (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)) to give up the ghost [colloquial/familiar] pasar a mejor vida [colloquial/familiar], sonar* (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar] I think the TV's given up the ghost [humorous/humorístico] creo que la tele se ha escoñado [colloquial/familiar] [humorous/humorístico], creo que la tele sonó (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar]
- 2 (on TV, radar screen) fantasma (masculine)
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
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.