Translation of carpet in Spanish:

carpet

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːrpət; ˈkɑːpɪt/

noun/nombre

  • 2 countable/numerable (of flowers, leaves, moss) [literary/literario] alfombra (feminine) [literary/literario] the earth was covered in a carpet of green la tierra estaba alfombrada or tapizada de verde [literary/literario]
    More example sentences
    • But it's certainly made itself at home, forming thick carpets of shells on the seafloor, crowding out indigenous species.
    • Some range into Alaska and the Yukon, where thick carpets of morels grow in burns accessible only by helicopter, floatplane, or river raft.
    • Thick carpets of the alien species are crowding out oysters and other native species on the seafloor.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 2 (reprimand) [person] (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], echarle una bronca or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) un regaño or (Mexico/México) una regañiza a [colloquial/familiar], retar (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar]

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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.