Translation of scarcely in Spanish:

scarcely

Pronunciation: /ˈskersli; ˈskeəsli/

adverb/adverbio

  • 1.1 (barely) apenas I could scarcely understand what he was saying apenas podía entender lo que decía I scarcely know what to answer no sé muy bien qué responder there are scarcely any supplies left apenas (si) quedan provisiones
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    • The reaction to it has been overwhelmingly positive with scarcely a critical voice to be heard anywhere.
    • Democrats in Boston tacitly acknowledged the potential power of this message as the word ‘liberal’ was scarcely heard all week.
    • The argument in favour of local shops is scarcely heard.
    1.2 (definitely not) ni mucho menos she's scarcely a pauper no es pobre ni mucho menos, de pobre no tiene nada
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    • Victory over the bypass was sweet, but plans to streamline planning suggest the fight is scarcely over
    • While it certainly addresses that trickiest of topics, it can scarcely be considered a novel, at least in any conventional sense of the term.
    • While polling suggests Australians oppose privatisations, they are scarcely new and are seen as facts of life.

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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.