Translation of middle class in Spanish:

middle class

Pronunciation: /ˌmɪdlˈklæs; ˌmɪdlˈklɑːs/

noun/nombre

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adjective/adjetivo (middle-class)

  • [family/district] de clase media; [attitudes/morality] burgués, convencional
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    • 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.
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    • 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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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.