Translation of encounter in Spanish:

encounter

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkaʊntər; ɪnˈkaʊntə(r)/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (be faced with) [danger/difficulty/opposition] encontrar*, encontrarse* con
    More example sentences
    • Officials said coalition forces ordered the airstrike after encountering hostile fire from the location.
    • He said the troops did not encounter any hostile fire.
    • But they're likely to encounter a hostile European Union.
    1.2 (come across) tropezar* or toparse con
    More example sentences
    • Upon his return he encountered Mistress Dorset in the corridor.
    • Rather, it appeared to be shock at encountering the person she least expected to meet.
    • It is only infrequently in life that one encounters people whose talents have been recognised and honoured by society.

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (meeting) encuentro (masculine) a chance encounter un encuentro casual or fortuito casual sexual encounters relaciones (feminine plural) sexuales fuera de una pareja estable his first encounter with the law su primer tropiezo con la ley my first encounter with the works of Tennyson mi primera toma de contacto con la obra de Tennyson 1.2 (hostile) encuentro (masculine), encontronazo (masculine)

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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.