Translation of generation in Spanish:

generation

Pronunciation: /ˌdʒenəˈreɪʃən/

noun/nombre

  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (people of similar age) generación (feminine) the postwar generation la generación de la posguerra the older generation la gente de más edad she belongs to a different generation es de otra generación 1.2 (in families) generación (feminine) second-/third-generation Americans estadounidenses de segunda/tercera generación
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    • That dining table is a place where mom's going to prepare the Thanksgiving Dinner for two or three generations of family members and share and create memories.
    • Over 50 family members from three generations crowded in for the party.
    • Mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, family members of all generations have been lost.
    1.3 (type) generación (feminine) a new generation of civil servants/politicians una nueva generación de funcionarios/políticos first-/fifth-generation computers computadoras (feminine plural) or (in Spain also/en España también) ordenadores (masculine plural) de primera/quinta generación
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    • But the anti-capitalist movement represents, above all, the entry of a new generation into political activity.
    • His appearance as Hamlet at the Old Vic Theatre in London established him as one of the most talented actors of his generation, ideally suited to the great Shakespearean roles.
    • It launched the careers of a new generation of Scottish actors.
    1.4 (length of time) generación (feminine)
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    • Substantial urban change is generally expected to span prolonged periods: decades, generations, centuries.
    • Even as courts have, over the past two generations, grown more dismissive of hunches, there has been a counter-revolution in the cognitive sciences.
    • Do foods produced from today's high-yield crops have the same nutritional quality as those grown in generations past?
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (act of generating) generación (feminine)
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    • Oil was in turn followed by gas, increasingly used for electricity generation, which brought power and light to households throughout the world.
    • With the higher demand last year, he said its power plants had used less natural gas in electricity generation.
    • The main example I chose was the use of nuclear power for electricity generation.

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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.