Translation of generous in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈdʒenrəs; ˈdʒenərəs/


  • 1 1.1 (open-handed) [person] generoso, dadivoso, magnánimo; [contribution] generoso he's very generous to his children es muy generoso con sus hijos he must have been in a generous mood! ¡debía sentirse de lo más generoso or dadivoso! she's generous to a fault peca de excesivamente generosa, es generosa en extremo your gift was more than generous tu regalo fue realmente espléndidoto be generous with sth she is generous with her money es muy generosa or desprendida con el dinero she's very generous with her criticism cuando se trata de criticar, no se queda corta he wasn't exactly generous with the rum no fue precisamente espléndido con el ron for a superb dessert, be generous with the sherry si quiere un postre realmente espléndido, no escatime el jerez I have been too generous with the salt me pasé con la sal, se me fue la mano con la sal
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    • She was incredibly generous with her money, showering those she loved with gifts.
    • Nothing wrong ever came of being generous with your money, and he had enough to share.
    • He is generous with his time and money, and a principled and loyal friend.
    1.2 (gracious) [nature/person/spirit] generoso
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    • Those who wanted to attain success ought to be generous and well disposed towards others.
    • We had a wonderful time and his family and friends were kind and generous toward me.
    • To her family she was a loving, kind-hearted and generous mother and grandmother.
  • 2 (ample, large) [helping/amount] abundante, generoso a generous cup of flour una taza bien colmada de harina a woman of generous proportions [euphemistic/eufemístico] una mujer de generosas or amplias proporciones [euphemistic/eufemístico]
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    • Add a generous seasoning of Maldon sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and they're ready to serve.
    • Add in the parsley, salt and a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper and toss.
    • Sprinkle, as you go, with generous pinches of flaky sea salt and vigorous twists of freshly ground black pepper.

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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.