Translation of expression in Spanish:

expression

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈspreʃən/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (of feelings) expresión (feminine) to give expression to sth dar* expresión a algo, expresar algo to find expression in sth expresarse a través de algo freedom of expression libertad (feminine) de expresión as an expression of our thanks como muestra de nuestro agradecimiento 1.2 countable/numerable (of face) expresión (feminine) his expression altered le cambió la expresión or la cara, le mudó el semblante [literary/literario]
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    • Walter sat and watched Richard's pensive face as he read, which eventually led to an expression of horror and fury.
    • Jade nodded with a contemplative expression and led him down to the lower floors.
    • Miguel saw her happy facial expression falter and knew something was up.
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 [Linguistics/Lingüística] expresión (feminine) if you'll pardon the expression si me perdonan el lenguaje 2.2 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] expresión (feminine)
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    • The first book studies generating functions and also approximations to various expressions occurring in probability theory.
    • Napier also found exponential expressions for trigonometric functions, and introduced the decimal notation for fractions.
    • The function is also most often described using a formula, in the form of an algebraic expression.
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    • The first two are internal, one with simple word stems and the other with complex or idiomatic expressions.
    • The emphasis is on learning simple words and expressions while building vocabulary rather than grammar.
    • We all start out using the simplest expressions and watch our phrases become increasingly more precise.
  • 3 uncountable/no numerable (feeling) expresión (feminine) you need to get more expression into your voice tienes que darle más expresión a la voz
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    • It found expression in ruthless exclusivism and hegemony.
    • It's as if everything inside me has found expression all at once.
    • The bipartisan contempt for the needs of the working class also found expression in the reaction to the mayor's latest housing proposals.

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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.