- 1 1.1 (definite) seguro they were heading for certain death iban a una muerte segura a strike seemed certain una huelga parecía inevitable only death is certain lo único seguro es la muerte she made certain of a good seat by arriving early llegó temprano para asegurarse una buena localidad I'll make certain that he understands me aseguraré de que entienda it's not certain (that) they'll approve of the idea no es seguro que aprueben la idea one thing o this much is certain … de lo que no cabe la menor duda es de que … it is certain that the President knew se tiene la certeza de que el presidente lo sabíato be certain to +
infinitive/infinitivoit's certain to rain seguro que llueve she is certain to want to know why con seguridad querrá saber por qué, seguro que quiere saber por quéMore example sentences1.2 (convinced) (predicative/predicativo) to be certain estar* seguro he's quite certain about it está muy seguro or muy convencido de ello are you certain? ¿estás seguro? to be certain
- A vote on this issue was withdrawn last week, as it was certain to be defeated.
- It was wryly noted that the heavens had delivered the Scots from certain defeat.
- It will be hard, and it may not ensure victory, but any other way is certain defeat.
ofsth estar* seguro dealgo are you quite certain (that) it's not dangerous? ¿estás seguro de que no es peligroso? I feel certain (that) it was a mistake tengo la seguridad or la certeza de que fue un error I checked the list to make certain (that) … revisé la lista para asegurarme de que …More example sentences1.3for certain con certeza when will you know for certain? ¿cuándo lo sabrás con certeza? I can't say for certain no lo puedo decir a ciencia cierta she won't do that again, that's (for) certain no volverá a hacerlo, eso es seguro or de eso no cabe duda
- Whatever the future holds, the one thing he can be certain about is how much he will miss Blackburn Rovers.
- Ella Lockett from Bassett Green admitted she wasn't certain about joining the group.
- He is just as certain about this as he is about wanting to reach his sporting potential as an adult, not as a teenager.
- 2 (particular) (before noun/delante del nombre) cierto it's only open on certain days/at certain times of day está abierto solamente ciertos días/a ciertas horas (del día) he has a certain something tiene un no sé qué or (un) algo especial he has a certain charm tiene un cierto encanto there are certain things you ought to know hay ciertas cosas que deberías saber a certain person refused to go cierta persona se negó a ir, alguien que yo conozco se negó a ir a certain Jill Brown una tal Jill Brown a certain amount of envy is inevitable es inevitable que haya cierta envidiaMore example sentences
- Depending on the status of the field only certain units may be able to operate from the area.
- For every advanced feature added, I increasingly expect to be able to do certain things.
- I'm not trying to sound like a saint, but we take for granted that we are healthy and able to live a certain way.
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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.