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Pronunciation: /ˈbʊrʒwɑː; ˈbɔːʒwɑː; ˈbʊəʒ-/

Translation of bourgeois in Spanish:


  • 1.1 [Politics/Política] [Sociology/Sociología] burgués
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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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