Translation of contest in Spanish:



/ˈkɑːntest; ˈkɒntest/
  • 1.1 (competition) [Games/Juegos] concurso (masculine); [Sport/Deporte] competencia (feminine) (Latin America/América Latina) , competición (feminine) (Spain/España) ; (in boxing) combate (masculine)
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    • Festivals are based on contests and events such as poetry readings, sports, and other activities.
    • The technical events include quiz contests, an on-the-spot hardware design contest and a hardware debugging contest.
    • Over 25 events, including contests, classes and fun games, will be held.
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    • It is also the outcome of the calculated political manipulation of the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination.
    • Watching the Conservative Party leadership contest, political neutrals are unsure whether to laugh or cry.
    • Then, presidential candidates can't ignore the early political contests in New Hampshire and Iowa, or can they?
    1.2 (struggle, battle) lucha (feminine), contienda (feminine) the fight wasn't much of a contest la pelea no estuvo muy reñida it was no contest el resultado estaba cantado do you think they're a better team? — oh, no contest [colloquial/familiar] ¿te parecen un equipo mejor? — hombre, ni comparación
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    • Part B concentrates on such contests and disputes, exploring them more systematically than did the prior materials.
    • I don't at this stage, and I never have thought, that it's constructive to characterise it as a conflict or a contest.
    • The contest over tropes of traditional Africa and measures of authenticity in postcolonial arts and politics can be thought of in a similar manner.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [allegation] refutar; [will] impugnar he contested the umpire's decision protestó contra la decisión del árbitro 1.2 [election] presentarse como candidato a a hotly contested election unas elecciones muy reñidas six candidates were contesting the seat seis candidatos se disputaban el escaño

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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.