Translation of commonplace in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːmənpleɪs; ˈkɒmənpleɪs/


  • 1.1 (ordinary) [things/events] común, corriente a commonplace occurrence un caso común or corriente it's now fairly commonplace for young couples to divorce es bastante común or corriente hoy en día que las parejas jóvenes se divorcien
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    • He insists that what he is doing is to configure the commonplace issues of ordinary life.
    • None of the others had noticed the little scene; it was an event too commonplace to mark.
    • This is Realism at its most powerful, turning a commonplace event into an historical one.
    1.2 (trite, hackneyed) [remark/expression] banal, trillado
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    • These types of self-congratulatory remarks are commonplace and formulaic.
    • After a few more exceedingly commonplace remarks of the same character, she gave me to write down a list of drugs that were to be taken.
    • Peace would be all too commonplace and boring, not to mention that it couldn't possibly involve the kind of firepower you're accustomed to.


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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.