Translation of indebted in Spanish:

indebted

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdetəd; ɪnˈdetɪd/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (owing gratitude) to be indebted to sb (for sth) estar* en deuda con algn (por algo) I am indebted to you for all you have done estoy en deuda contigo por todo lo que has hecho, te estoy or te quedo muy agradecido por todo lo que has hecho he is greatly indebted to Renoir le debe mucho a Renoir
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    • The government and all citizens are indebted to them for their service.
    • What this means is that if someone was very good to him and did him some favours, he would be indebted to them for life.
    • The fire service were also on the scene swiftly and we are indebted to them for their actions.
    1.2 (owing money) endeudado, empeñado
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    • This does not cover countries like Nigeria, which is among the most indebted, but owes the money to private lenders.
    • Several farmers explained that as they become more indebted they have to turn to private traders and money lenders.
    • The indebted Bassanio needs to marry Portia for money as much as for love.

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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.