Translation of retirement in Spanish:

retirement

Pronunciation: /rɪˈtaɪrmənt; rɪˈtaɪəmənt/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 u and c (from job) jubilación (feminine), retiro (masculine); (from the military) retiro (masculine) he took up pottery in his retirement cuando se jubiló empezó a hacer cerámica early/compulsory retirement jubilación anticipada/obligatoria he took early retirement se jubiló anticipadamente he's coming up to o for retirement le falta poco para jubilarse she went into retirement after the Olympic Games se retiró después de las Olimpíadas the old engines were brought out of retirement volvieron a poner en servicio los viejos motores [Military/Militar] edad (feminine) de retiro retirement benefit prestación (feminine) por jubilación
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    • Many members were retired or nearing retirement and interested in seeing the co-op's assets sold so that they could get their share of the proceeds.
    • Typically, the owners are people nearing retirement who've spent two or three decades building their businesses with tender loving care.
    • Baby boomers nearing retirement are spurring demand for fixed-income securities.
    1.2 u and c (from race, match) abandono (masculine)
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    • First Gary Kasparov, on anybody's short list of the greatest players of all time, announced his retirement from competitive play earlier this year.
    • A week ago, champion Lennox Lewis, age 38, announced his retirement.
    • The national fascination with Bradman did not cease with his retirement from the field of play; and it shows no sign of abating.
    1.3 uncountable/no numerable (of troops) retirada (feminine), repliegue (masculine)

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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.