Translation of collection in Spanish:

collection

Pronunciation: /kəˈlekʃən/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (of evidence) recopilación (feminine); (of rent, debts) cobro (masculine); (of taxes) recaudación (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) a debt collection agency una agencia de cobro a morosos 1.2 uncountable/no numerable (act of fetching) the goods are ready for collection puede recoger or pasar a buscar las mercancías children must wait for collection by their parents los niños deben esperar a que sus padres los recojan or pasen a buscar 1.3 countable/numerable (of mail, refuse) recogida (feminine)
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    • From today, Tuesday, all items that cannot be disposed of in regular collections can be dropped off at the centre.
    • The crisis is affecting all aspects of life in the rural community with refuse collections and postal services to farms affected by the restrictions placed on people entering and leaving farmland.
    • The post office has refused to make collections from a post box but as soon as the cameras are in, I shall be writing in the hope the box will be reopened.
  • 3 countable/numerable (group — of objects) colección (feminine); (— of people) grupo (masculine) coin/butterfly collection colección de monedas/mariposas the designer's winter collection la colección de invierno del modisto
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    • First, a call from the salesman to tell me the car had arrived and was in process of being ‘made ready’ for collection on Thursday.
    • Household waste presented for collection in refuse sacks or cardboard boxes will not be collected by Council staff.
    • Then, it must be left ready for collection by a designated collector.
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    • The Orkney Vintage Club's Orkney Cavalcade 2005 saw a collection of old vehicles drive around the West Mainland.
    • Poland has a healthy collection of death metal bands, including Vader and Behemoth.
    • Youngsters made a beeline for a table bearing a colourful collection of party hats, masks and whistles.

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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.