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tsar also: czar
American English: /zɑr/
, /(t)sɑr/
British English: /zɑː/
, /tsɑː/

Translation of tsar in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (of Russia)
    Example sentences
    • The crowned heads of Europe - kings, emperors, tsars, and kaisers - still entertained each other at regattas, manœuvres, weddings, and funerals.
    • When Washington was elected President of the United States in 1789, the Holy Roman Empire still existed, France had a king, Russia had a tsar, China had an emperor and Japan had a shogun - none of which exist today.
    • The last czar of Russia, Nicholas II, and his czarina, Alexandra, led a contented family life with four daughters and a son.
  • 2 (in government)
    (persona nombrada para coordinar y aplicar la política gubernamental en energía, control antidroga etc., en una zona determinada)
    Example sentences
    • We've heard about a lot of different czars climate czar, drug czar, now a border czar.
    • I think what Jack just said about our schools failing, we need an education czar.
    • Indeed, the government now desires a new regulatory agency under a sort of "czar for access."

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