Translation of umbrella in Spanish:

umbrella

Pronunciation: /ʌmˈbrelə/

noun/nombre (plural -las)

  • 1.1 (against rain) paraguas (masculine); (against sun) sombrilla (feminine)
    More example sentences
    • Yet as I pack a bag to hold water and umbrellas and tissue paper, I'm quite aware that the three hours will not feel like that.
    • If your container leaks onto the table too much when you water it, remove the umbrella and move the container to the patio floor.
    • She decided to open the umbrella once Soo Lin turned to face her, so the umbrella would expand in her face.
    1.2 (coordinating body) the organization acts as an umbrella for many groups la organización aglutina a numerosos grupos (before noun/delante del nombre) umbrella organization[ organización que aglutina a varios grupos ]

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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.