Translation of always in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈɔːlweɪz/


  • 1.1 (at all times, invariably) siempre you're late as always llegas tarde, como siempre they almost o nearly always win casi siempre ganan the method doesn't always work el método no siempre funciona we're going to Italy, always supposing we have enough money vamos a ir a Italia, siempre y cuando nos alcance el dinero he's always shouting/bossing people around siempre está gritando/dando órdenes, es un gritón/mandón I'm always banging my head on that beam siempre me doy con la cabeza contra esa viga
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    • This annual dinner for the committee and their friends is always an enjoyable occasion.
    • Over the years it seemed to become a household name and the event is always an occasion to look forward to.
    • This is always a lovely community occasion and a large attendance is anticipated.
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    • Then there was the obligatory annoying kid that you always get in these movies.
    • I suppose some would call it a woman's book which always sounds a bit derogatory to me.
    • I loved Halloween but the costume selection part of it was always the most annoying.
    1.2 (alternatively) siempre, en todo caso we can always come back tomorrow siempre or en todo caso podemos volver mañana you could always wear your black dress siempre or en último caso podrías ponerte el vestido negro
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    • As a last resort you could always throw out the computer, but could you survive without eBay?
    • Failing this there is always the marvellous views of the French Alps to look forward to.
    • I think separation seems a bit more straightforward than a divorce and we can always get one at a later stage.

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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.