Translation of leader in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈliːdər; ˈliːdə(r)/


  • 1 1.1 (of group, movement, political party) líder (masculine and feminine), dirigente (masculine and feminine); (of expedition) jefe, (masculine, feminine); (of gang) cabecilla (masculine and feminine), jefe, (masculine, feminine) the leaders of the demo were … la manifestación iba encabezada por … the country's political and spiritual leaders las autoridades políticas y religiosas del país the union leaders los dirigentes del sindicato the leaders of the rebellion los cabecillas de la rebelión the Leader of the Opposition (in UK) el líder de la oposición the party lacks a strong leader el partido carece de un líder fuerte leader for the defence (British English/inglés británico) [Law/Derecho] abogado, (masculine, feminine) principal de la defensa, leader of the pack (person) cabecilla (masculine and feminine) de la banda (animal) cabeza (feminine) de la manada leader of the orchestra (conductor) (American English/inglés norteamericano) director, (masculine, feminine) (de orquesta) (first violin) (British English/inglés británico) primer violín (masculine and feminine), concertino (masculine) 1.2 (in race, competition) primero, (masculine, feminine); (in league) líder (masculine), puntero (masculine) she couldn't keep up with the leaders no podía mantenerse al ritmo de los que iban en cabeza the Nationals are the leaders los Nacionales van a la cabeza or en cabeza a leader of fashion un árbitro de la moda this product is the world/market leader este producto es el líder mundial/del mercado
  • 2 (British English/inglés británico) [Journalism/Periodismo] editorial (masculine) (before noun/delante del nombre) leader writer editorialista (masculine and feminine)
    More example sentences
    • Newspapers have leaders or editorials or whatever they call them where you live, but not poetry.
    • In leaders and news reports, the paper's editors and reporters ignore the unsustainable nature of endless economic growth on a finite planet.
    • Today the Guardian newspaper even featured blogging in its editorial leader column.
  • 3 (on tape, film)[ porción en blanco ]

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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.