Translation of finished in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈfɪnɪʃt/


  • 1 (predicative/predicativo) 1.1 (complete, achieved, over) to get sth finished terminar or acabar algo it's all finished between us todo se ha acabado entre nosotros will you be finished in time? ¿terminarás or acabarás a tiempo?to be finished with sth/sb I'm finished with you! tú y yo hemos acabado I'm finished with the scissors no necesito más la tijera I'm finished with smoking for ever he dejado de fumar para siempre 1.2 (used up) the food is finished se ha terminado or acabado la comida 1.3 (ruined) [colloquial/familiar] acabado you're finished as a musician como músico estás acabado
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    • He knew his career was finished and he would probably have to move to Spain.
    • I finally realized that my marriage was finished.
    • While recovering in hospital he admits to himself that he's finished in this town.
    1.4 (exhausted) [colloquial/familiar] muerto [colloquial/familiar]
  • 2 2.1 [article/product] terminado finished in mahogany (stained) teñido de color caoba (veneered) (en)chapado en caoba these clothes are very badly finished esta ropa está muy mal terminada or acabada 2.2 [performance/presentation] esmerado, pulido; [appearance/manners] refinado
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    • She's obviously much more interested in the process than in the finished work.
    • It made all the scrambling, scratches and bruises worth it to see the finished task.
    • The finished work will be displayed in the upper courtyard of Dublin Castle until the end of the month.

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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.