Translation of obra in English:

obra

nombre femenino/feminine noun

  • 2 (acción) ya he hecho mi buena obra del día I reckon I've done my good deed for the day por sus obras los conoceréis [Biblia] by their works will you know them hizo muchas obras de misericordia she performed many charitable deeds ha trabajado incansablemente, todo esto es obra suya she has worked tirelessly, all this is her doing esto es obra de Víctor this is Víctor's doing por obra (y gracia) del Espíritu Santo [Religión/Religion] by the grace of God piensa que la casa se va a pintar por obra y gracia del Espíritu Santo [humorístico/humorous] he seems to think the house will paint itself ser obra de romanos or de benedictinos to be a huge o/or mammoth task obras son amores que no buenas razones actions speak louder than words

    Compounds

    obra benéfica

    obra de beneficencia

    obra de caridad

    obra social

  • 4 (sitio) building o/or construction site
  • 5la Obra [Religión/Religion] the Opus Dei

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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.