Translation of bourgeois in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈbʊrʒwɑː; ˈbɔːʒwɑː; ˈbʊəʒ-/


  • 1.1 [Politics/Política] [Sociology/Sociología] burgués
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    • The social democrats gambled on bourgeois democracy and the stability of capitalism.
    • British capitalism is a bourgeois democracy, and both bits of that label are important.
    • At one point, Communists said that bourgeois democracy was a step forward from feudalism.
    1.2 [pejorative/peyorativo] [person/attitudes] burgués, aburguesado
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    • What is remembered is their immorality and their rejection of bourgeois values applied to family, society and the formal concept of beauty.
    • In fact, throughout the 19th century, the French state was a bourgeois state which echoed middle-class needs and values.
    • Illegitimacy, welfare dependency, and criminality were more prevalent than in the South, with its much stronger bourgeois values.


  • 1.1 [Politics/Política] [Sociology/Sociología] burgués, (masculine, feminine) 1.2 [pejorative/peyorativo] burgués, (masculine, feminine)

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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.