Translation of carta in English:

carta

nombre femenino/feminine noun

  • 2 (naipe) card baraja de cartas deck o/or (inglés británico/British English) pack of cards jugar a las cartas to play cards barajar/dar las cartas to shuffle/deal the cards a carta cabal, es honrado a carta cabal he's completely and utterly honest es un caballero a carta cabal he's a perfect o/or real gentleman echarle las cartas a algn to tell sb's fortune fue a que le echaran las cartas he went to have his fortune told jugar bien las cartas to play one's cards right jugarse la última carta to play one's last card todavía no me he jugado la última carta I still have one card up my sleeve o/or left to play jugárselo todo a una carta to risk everything on one throw no saber a qué carta quedarse, no sé a qué carta quedarme I don't know what to think, I don't know which story ( o/or version etc) to believe poner las cartas boca arriba or sobre la mesa to put o/or lay one's cards on the table tomar cartas en algo to intervene in sth voy a tener que tomar cartas en el asunto I'm going to have to step in o/or intervene

    Compounds

    cartas de tarot

    cartas del Tarot

    nombre plural femenino/plural feminine noun
    • Tarot cards (plural)

    cartas españolas

    nombre plural femenino/plural feminine noun
    • Spanish playing cards (plural) ([ suits: bastos, espadas, copas, oros ])

    cartas francesas

    cartas de póker

    nombre plural femenino/plural feminine noun
    • French playing cards (plural) ([ suits: spades, hearts, clubs, diamonds ])

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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.