Translation of marine in Spanish:

marine

Pronunciation: /məˈriːn/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1
    ( also Marine)
    [Military/Militar]infante (masculine) de marina the Marines (in US) los marines (in UK) infantería (feminine) de marina you can tell that to the marines! [colloquial/familiar] ¡a otro perro con ese hueso! [colloquial/familiar]
    1.2 (fleet) the merchant o mercantile marine la marina mercante
    More example sentences
    • Men who are recently out of the army or marines are favored to play hostile gunmen.
    • Seven other marines from 3 Commando Brigade and four American soldiers also died.
    • I went to live with my aunt's dad, who was a drill sergeant in the marines, and he tried to turn me into a soldier.

adjective/adjetivo

(before noun/delante del nombre)

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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.