Translation of town in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /taʊn/


  • 1.1 c and u (in general) ciudad (feminine); (smaller) pueblo (masculine), población (feminine) to go into town (from outside) ir* a la ciudad (from suburb) ir* al centro in town (not outside) en la ciudad (in center) en el centro it's the best hotel in town es el mejor hotel de la ciudad he's the biggest liar in town es de lo más mentiroso I've lived all my life in towns siempre he vivido en ciudad(es) they live out of town viven en las afueras she's out of town at the moment está de viaje en este momento an out-of-town person una persona de fuera the next day the news was all over town al día siguiente lo sabía la ciudad entera to go out on the town, to have a night on the town ir* or salir* de juerga to go to town on sth tirar la casa por la ventana, no reparar en gastos to paint the town red irse* de juerga (before noun/delante del nombre) [dweller/life] de la ciudad, urbano
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    1.2 u and c (inhabitants) ciudad (feminine) the whole town knows about it lo sabe toda la ciudad or todo el mundo town and gown los habitantes de la ciudad y el ambiente universitario the antagonism between town and gown el antagonismo entre los habitantes de la ciudad y el ambiente universitario
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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.