Translation of forward in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːrwərd; ˈfɔːwəd/
Pronunciation: /-z/
(especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) forwards


  • 1.1 (toward the front) [bend/slope/lean] hacia adelante she rushed forward to greet him corrió a saludarlo let's sit further forward sentémonos más adelante a great leap/step forward un gran salto/paso (hacia) adelante see also come forward, step forward
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    • The ball has to stop at the top of the backswing and change directions to travel forward.
    • Just then, the black car in front of us moved forward and disappeared, then it was our turn.
    • I turned to face him, finally meeting his gaze before leaning forward and kissing him softly.
    1.2 [Nautical/Náutica] /ˈfɔːrərd/ hacia la proa
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    • Then Hayes moved aft, across a passageway to the starboard side of the ship, and forward.
    • The submersible is housed in a trunk below the deck of the ship just forward of the bridge.
    • The other common merchant ship layout is all holds forward with a superstructure aft.
    1.3 (in time) [formal] en adelante from this day forward desde hoy en adelante see alsobring, carry
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    • But the main thrust of his speech was looking forward to the future of British farming.
    • But we think at this time and looking forward to our future that we would like to stay with one team and focus our resources on one team.
    • Thus there are very few people who do not look back to the past with a sense of longing or forward to the future with a sense of unease.


  • 1 (before noun/delante del nombre) 1.1 (in direction) [movement/motion] hacia adelante to buy dollars forward [Business/Comercio] comprar dólares a plazo or a término 1.2 [positions] [Military/Militar] de vanguardia forward line [Sport/Deporte] línea (feminine) delantera 1.3 [Nautical/Náutica] de proa
  • 3 (assertive, pushy) atrevido, descarado I don't wish to appear forward, but … no quisiera parecer atrevida, pero …

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (to a different address) [mail/baggage] enviar*, mandar please forward hacer* seguir 1.2 (send) [Business/Comercio] enviar, remitir please forward your price list le agradeceríamos nos enviara or remitiera su lista de precios [formal]
  • 2 (advance) [formal] [plan/career/interests] promover*

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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.