Translation of heck in Spanish:

heck

Pronunciation: /hek/

noun/nombre

  • [colloquial/familiar] [euphemistic/eufemístico] heck! ¡caray! [colloquial/familiar] [euphemistic/eufemístico] what the heck! ¡qué diablos! [colloquial/familiar] heck, no! (American English/inglés norteamericano) ¡ni hablar! to heck with waiting, I'm leaving ¡qué esperar ni (que) niño muerto! yo me voy [colloquial/familiar] what/where/how the heck … ? ¿qué/dónde/cómo diablos … ? [colloquial/familiar] I've one heck of a lot to do tengo un montón de cosas que hacer [colloquial/familiar] this is one heck of a time to call me ¡vaya horas de llamar! she's one heck of a girl es una chica fenomenal like o the heck he did! ¡y un cuerno que lo hizo! [colloquial/familiar] he did it on his own — did he heck! (British English/inglés británico) lo hizo solo — ¡qué lo va a hacer solo! or ¡y un cuerno! [colloquial/familiar] I wish to heck they'd shut up! ¡por qué no se callarán de una puñetera vez! [colloquial/familiar]

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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.