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middle class
American English: /ˈˌmɪdl ˈklæs/

Translation of middle class in Spanish:

noun

countable or uncountable
  • (often plural) the upper/lower middle class
    la clase media alta/baja
    Example sentences
    • The war is an issue that the educated middle classes feel very profoundly about.
    • The defeat of Austria by Prussia brought home to Napoleon the need to reconcile all classes, especially the educated middle classes, to the regime.
    • The site is decidedly apolitical, and betrays no overt signs of the ongoing tension between the increasingly reformist, secular-leaning educated middle class, and the fundamentalist ruling elite.

also: middle-class adjective

  • (family/district)
    de clase media
    (attitudes/morality)
    burgués
    convencional
    Example sentences
    • A middle-class boy from the suburbs would have picked up a camera at art school, but Jobson took two decades to find his metier.
    • Some comprehensives, particularly those in middle-class suburbs, succeed.
    • And he found a sedate, respectable, middle-class partner from the suburbs of London.
    Example sentences
    • It endorses mainstream and largely middle-class values and language.
    • Kate was middle-class and comfortable, and her father was a magazine editor.
    • It is less clear that Scotland is comfortable with becoming more middle-class.

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