Translation of hat in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /hæt/


  • 1.1 [Clothing/Indumentaria] sombrero (masculine) to put on/to take off one's hat ponerse*/quitarse or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) sacarse* el sombrero hold o hang on to your hat! [colloquial/familiar] ¡agárrate! [colloquial/familiar] I'll eat my hat [colloquial/familiar] if they finish before Friday, I'll eat my hat si acaban antes del viernes, yo soy Napoleón [colloquial/familiar], si acaban antes del viernes, me como un chancho crudo (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] my hat! (British English/inglés británico) [dated/anticuado] ¡caracoles! [anticuado] to be old hat no ser* nada nuevo, no ser* ninguna novedad to hang one's hat (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] tener* las cosas de uno to keep sth under one's hat keep it under your hat de esto no digas palabra or [colloquial/familiar] ni pío to pass the hat around pasar la gorra to pull sth out of the hat sacarse* algo de la manga to raise o take off one's hat to sb you have to take your hat off to her hay que quitarse el sombrero, hay que sacarle or quitarle el sombrero (Latin America/América Latina) he always takes his hat off to ladies siempre saluda a las señoras quitándose el sombrero, siempre se descubre ante las damas [formal] to talk through one's hat hablar por hablar, hablar sin ton ni son to throw o toss one's hat into the ring echarse al ruedo ring1 1 2 1
    More example sentences
    • We walk away from the smattering of polo insiders wearing baseball caps and woolly hats, watching a practice game.
    • Turn out your cupboard for old straw sunhats, berets, baseball caps and felt hats.
    • There were felt hats and straw hats, decorated with feathers and flowers, ribbon and lace.
    1.2 (indicating role, capacity) he spoke wearing his politician's hat habló como político, habló en calidad de político

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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.