Translation of barriga in English:

barriga

nombre femenino/feminine noun

  • 1 [familiar/colloquial] (vientre) stomach, tummy [familiar/colloquial] dolor de barriga stomachache, tummy ache [familiar/colloquial] tiene mucha barriga she has quite a stomach o/or tummy ha echado mucha barriga he's developed quite a paunch o/or [familiar/colloquial] gut o/or [familiar/colloquial] pot niños desnutridos con la barriga hinchada undernourished children with swollen stomachs o/or bellies rascarse or tocarse la barriga [familiar/colloquial] to sit on one's butt (inglés norteamericano/American English) o/or (inglés británico/British English) backside [familiar/colloquial] barriga llena, corazón contento a full stomach makes for a happy heart

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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.