Translation of elementary in Spanish:

elementary

Pronunciation: /ˌeləˈmentəri; ˌelɪˈmentri/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [arithmetic/exercises/course] elemental, básico elementary education enseñanza (feminine) primaria elementary teacher (in US) maestro, (masculine, feminine) de enseñanza primaria
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    • Courses start at £75 for a Fun Day during the week, going up to £299 for a four-day elementary pilot course at the weekend.
    • Euclid also wrote Phaenomena which is an elementary introduction to mathematical astronomy and gives results on the times stars in certain positions will rise and set.
    • Heinrich attended school in Mulhouse, receiving a reasonably good education up to the age of twelve, studying French and Latin in addition to elementary subjects.
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    • The elementary exercise of checking the stability of changes in annual deaths and discrepancies between places studied will sometimes be highly prudent.
    • For one, Economics in One Lesson can be read by anyone who can perform elementary logical exercises in his mind.
    • The French believed that the complex of traditional custom governing the social order could be replaced by simple, elementary rules deriving from the exercise of human reason and natural law.
    1.2 (basic) [rules/principles/knowledge] elemental, básico, fundamental it would only be elementary good manners sería de elemental cortesía elementary, my dear Watson elemental, mi querido Watson
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    • Parents would rather sue the world and screw the responsibilities they took on the minute their bundle of joy was born rather than teach him basic, elementary, fundamental reasoning and sense.
    • During the past 15 years, they have transformed Poland into a paradise for big business and the wealthy, while large parts of the population lack the most elementary basic needs.
    • And if they would misrepresent even this most basic, elementary issue, why should I trust them on other, more important things?

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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.