- [person] simpático, agradable a congenial atmosphere un ambiente agradable y en el que uno se siente a gustoMore example sentences
- The reason he had the respect of such a wide range of his younger peers was the quality of his poetry - not just his congenial personality.
- It's always the case when you get a bunch of bloggers in the room: as a rule they are the smartest, most congenial people you could hope to meet.
- A congenial man with a neatly trimmed white beard, he's a classic civic booster who loves to extol his hometown's virtues.
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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.