Translation of foreign in Spanish:

foreign

Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːrən; ˈfɑː-; ˈfɒrən/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 1.1 [custom/country/language] extranjero foreign labor mano (feminine) de obra del exterior he looks foreign tiene pinta de extranjero I hear you're off to foreign parts me han dicho que te vas al extranjero foreign-born nacido en el extranjero
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    • And a beautiful thing, for me, was that most spoke with foreign accents and in foreign languages.
    • My life has been spent pretty equally between the two countries, and I flatter myself I speak both languages without any foreign accent.
    • Thousands of foreigners, with foreign currency and language, needed to have a special market set up.
    1.2 [policy/trade/relations/aid] exterior foreign debt deuda (feminine) externa
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    • No. Are they offering us a new foreign policy or another way of dealing with dictators and terrorists?
    • Lawyers and those dealing with foreign affairs have a smooth week ahead.
    • Taubman recounts all of his subject's most significant dealings, both in terms of foreign and domestic policy.
  • 2 (alien) to be foreign to sth/sb ser* ajeno a algo/algn that's foreign to her nature eso es ajeno a su carácter the idea was completely foreign to him la idea le era completamente ajena
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    • It felt too strange, too foreign, like she'd forsaken all of her unknown past.
    • There is a tendency to regard extremism and reaction within a part of the Muslim community in the west as something intrinsically strange or foreign.
    • We're so used to the idea of the media as something that we're privileged to have, that the idea of it actively coming to us is foreign and strange.
  • 3 [Medicine/Medicina] [substance] extraño a foreign body un cuerpo extraño
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    • Lawyers protested that it would expose clients to unreasonable pressure, and introduce a foreign element into the court.
    • Now introduce two types of foreign elements - lets say bacteria and viruses.
    • This label encompasses processes such as deleting a gene from or introducing a foreign gene into a plant's DNA.

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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.