Translation of arder in English:

arder

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 2 (estar muy caliente) to be boiling (hot) arder en fiestas, Zaragoza arde en fiestas the festivities in Zaragoza are in full swing estar algn/algo que arde, tu padre está que arde your father's fuming o/or seething la sopa está que arde the soup's boiling (hot) la cosa está que arde things have reached boiling point la fiesta estaba que ardía (Chile) the party was in full swing va que arde (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial], te pagaré 1.000 euros y vas que ardes I'll pay you 1,000 euros and that's all you're getting o/or and you can count yourself lucky you're getting that much

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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.