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Pronunciation: /ˈmædhaʊs/

Translation of madhouse in Spanish:


  • [colloquial/familiar] loquero (masculine) [colloquial/familiar], manicomio (masculine) [colloquial/familiar] [a veces ofensivo] it's like a madhouse in here esto es un loquero, esto parece una casa de locos or un manicomio
    Example sentences
    • The patients were held to basic standards of decent behavior and made to do chores in an environment more like a disciplined summer camp (or a well-run college group home) than a madhouse or hospital.
    • Inside, it smelled more like a madhouse than a clinic.
    • Agustín says he is leaving the madhouse for criminal lunatics before he becomes crazy too.
    Example sentences
    • You will work with Japanese teachers at your schools and the locations vary from extremely rural to the madhouse that is Tokyo.
    • The office of the Ayurveda Congress is a madhouse of activity.
    • The place is a madhouse and colorful beyond description.

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The current Spanish Constitution (Constitución Española) was approved in the Cortes Generales in December 1978. It describes Spain as a parliamentary monarchy, gives sovereign power to the people through universal suffrage, recognizes the plurality of religions, and transfers responsibility for defense from the armed forces to the government. The Constitution was generally well received, except in the Basque Country, whose desire for independence it did not satisfy. It is considered to have facilitated the successful transition from dictatorship to democracy.