Translation of fascination in Spanish:

fascination

Pronunciation: /ˌfæsnˈeɪʃən; ˌfæsɪˈneɪʃən/

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (ability to fascinate) fascinación (feminine)
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    • The idea of "document" seems to have a promising fascination for the twenty-first century psyche.
    • The Himalayan region has long held a particular fascination for the western mind.
    • In the 1970s, the enthusiasm of many obstetricians for electronic foetal monitoring was in fact a real fascination.
    1.2 (being fascinated) fascination with sth fascinación (feminine)por algo we watched/listened with o in fascination miramos/escuchamos fascinados
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    • I watched all the big fish with morbid fascination.
    • I suppose we all have a fascination with death.
    • He also expanded his concept of history into the contemporary period through a fascination with international affairs.

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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.