Translation of calling in Spanish:

calling

Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːlɪŋ/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (vocation) vocación (feminine)
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    • I wanted to be ordained because in my heart of hearts, I had always felt a strong calling.
    • But in general, men historically seem to have a calling towards protector roles and I honor them for that.
    • It's an upbringing she remembers fondly, even though she can't begin to place where her calling towards music came from.
    1.2 (occupation) [formal] profesión (feminine)
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    • On looking through the hall of fame, he discovered he had joined a band of past pupils who covered many services and callings in their chosen professions.
    • Clearly, some of the nurses are in the noble calling for the money.
    • The British crown possessed an ancient right to seize for naval service ‘seamen, seafaring men and persons whose occupations or callings are to work upon vessels and boats upon rivers’.

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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.