- [mistake/experience/remark] embarazoso; [situation] embarazoso, violento; [attempt/performance] penoso, lamentable I found the whole incident acutely embarrassing todo el asunto me hizo sentir muy violento or incómodo the revelations could be highly embarrassing for him las revelaciones podrían ponerlo en una situación muy embarazosa it was the most embarrassing moment of my whole life en mi vida había pasado tanta vergüenza, fue el momento más penoso de mi vida (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) the singing was so bad it was embarrassing cantaban tan mal, que daba vergüenza ajena or (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) que daba pena ajena
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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.