- 1.1 (tremor, wave) he felt a thrill of fear se estremeció de miedo just thinking about it sent a thrill down his spine se estremecía de solo pensarlo 1.2 (excitement) all the thrills and spills of Formula One racing todas las emociones de las carreras de Fórmula Uno meeting her was a real thrill fue verdaderamente emocionante conocerla, me hizo mucha ilusión conocerla (Spain/España) what a thrill! ¡qué emoción! he gets a thrill out of the kids' enjoyment él goza con que los niños disfruten he got a cheap thrill out of spying on them se excitaba or se regodeaba espiándolos
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- emocionar it thrilled me to think that … me emocionaba or (in Spain also/en España también) me hacía mucha ilusión pensar que … the prospect doesn't exactly thrill me la verdad es que la perspectiva no me entusiasma
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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.