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grace

Pronunciation: /greɪs/

Translation of grace in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 2 2.1 uncountable/no numerable (courtesy) cortesía (feminine), gentileza (feminine) you might at least have the grace to say you're sorry podrías por lo menos tener la cortesía or la gentileza de disculparte 2.2 uncountable/no numerable (good nature) to do sth with (a) good/bad grace hacer* algo de buen talante/a regañadientes in good grace (American English/inglés norteamericano) con la conciencia tranquila 2.3 countable/numerable (good quality) her saving grace is her sense of humor lo que la salva es que tiene sentido del humor social graces modales (masculine plural) she has no social graces no sabe cómo comportarse, no tiene modales or roce to be in sb's good graces estar* en buenas relaciones con algn
    Example sentences
    • Rather than seeing this as a sign of weakness, I see it as a sign of grace, courtesy, and diplomacy.
    • All these visitors to our realm should be greeted with the same grace and courtesy.
    • When he visited us in Delhi, I was immediately charmed by his grace, civility and intellectual sensitivity.
  • 3 uncountable/no numerable [Religion/Religión] 3.1 (mercy) gracia (feminine) by the grace of God … gracias a Dios … there, but for the grace of God, go I le podría pasar a cualquiera to be in a state of grace estar* en estado de gracia to fall from grace (lose favor) caer* en desgracia [Religion/Religión] perder* la gracia divina 3.2 (prayer) to say grace (before a meal) bendecir* la mesa (after a meal) dar* las gracias por la comida
    Example sentences
    • The book approached the issue of salvation, God's grace, and human free will from a Calvinist perspective.
    • We are saved by God's free grace, through faith in Christ's atoning death and resurrection.
    • Our main message is salvation through grace alone, by faith alone, through Christ alone.
  • 4 uncountable/no numerable (respite) gracia (feminine) 16 days' grace, 16 days of grace (British English/inglés británico) [Law/Derecho] 16 días de gracia
    Example sentences
    • Effectively, the family can be given a year's grace before the court grants possession.
    • He says that the Mars mission could take place as early as 2009, but the two years' grace period allows the agency to spread the cost around that much more.
    • The offer of a period of grace is a critical factor in the underwriting of this form of business.
  • 5 countable/numerable (as title) his Grace the Archbishop of York Su Eminencia el Arzobispo de York their Graces the Duke and Duchess Sus Excelencias, el duque y la duquesa Your Grace (to duke etc) Excelencia (to bishop) Ilustrísima
  • 6 countable/numerable [Mythol] the three Graces las tres Gracias

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [literary/literario] adornar she graced the event with her presence honró el acto con su presencia how kind of you to grace us with your presence! [ironic] ¡qué amabilidad la tuya en dignarte acompañarnos! [irónico]

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The current Spanish Constitution (Constitución Española) was approved in the Cortes Generales in December 1978. It describes Spain as a parliamentary monarchy, gives sovereign power to the people through universal suffrage, recognizes the plurality of religions, and transfers responsibility for defense from the armed forces to the government. The Constitution was generally well received, except in the Basque Country, whose desire for independence it did not satisfy. It is considered to have facilitated the successful transition from dictatorship to democracy.