Translation of marcha in English:

marcha

nombre femenino/feminine noun

  • 2 (paso, velocidad) speed ¡qué marcha llevas! (España/Spain) what a speed o/or pace you go at! el vehículo disminuyó la marcha the car reduced speed o/or slowed down llevamos una buena marcha, creo que acabaremos a tiempo we're getting through it at quite a rate, I think we'll finish on time hay que acelerar la marcha, que vamos retrasados we've got to speed up, we're getting behind a marchas forzadas (España/Spain) at top speed a toda marcha at full o/or top speed, flat out coger la marcha (España/Spain) , en cuanto cojas la marcha te será más fácil once you get into the rhythm of it, you'll find it easier
  • 8 (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial] (animación, ambiente) en esta ciudad hay mucha marcha this city is very lively o/or has a lot of night life ¡qué marcha tiene! he's so full of energy, he has so much energy irle a algn la marcha (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial], les va la marcha cantidad they're really into having a good time o into the night life o into the action [familiar/colloquial] no la invites porque no le va la marcha don't invite her because she's not into parties ( o/or dancing etc) [familiar/colloquial]

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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.