- guerrillero, (masculine, feminine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [tactics/leader] guerrillero guerrilla group guerrilla (feminine)More example sentences
- The military power employed went beyond American troops engaged in fighting guerillas.
- During the eighteenth century, the Sikhs had to fight a guerilla war against huge forces.
- When you're fighting guerrillas, or terrorists, the enemy is quite literally hydra-headed.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
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.