Translation of prohibir in English:

prohibir

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 1.1 [acto/venta] to prohibit [formal] esta ley prohíbe la huelga en los servicios públicos this law bans o/or prohibits strikes in public services queda terminantemente prohibido it is strictly forbidden o/or prohibited se prohibió la venta de hortalizas procedentes de la zona the sale of vegetables from the area was banned o/or prohibited se prohíbe el uso de diccionarios you are not allowed to use dictionaries, the use of dictionaries is forbidden [formal] iba en dirección prohibida I was going the wrong way up a one-way street prohibido el paso or prohibida la entrada no entry prohibido fijar carteles stick no bills, bill posters o/or bill stickers will be prosecuted prohibido fumar no smoking está prohibido fumar aquí you/she/he can't smoke here o/or this is a no-smoking area 1.2prohibirle algo a algn to ban sb from sth me había prohibido la entrada al edificio he had banned me from the building o/or from entering the building el médico me ha prohibido la sal the doctor has told me I mustn't have salt se prohíbe la entrada a menores de 16 años over 16s only, no admission to persons under 16 years of age tengo prohibido el alcohol I've been told I mustn't drink alcohol 1.3prohibirle a algn + infinitivo/infinitive to forbid sb to + infinitivo/infinitive, prohibit sb from -ing [formal] me prohibió tocar la máquina he forbade me to touch the machine, he told me not to touch the machine prohíben a las mujeres participar en estos actos women are prohibited o/or banned from participating in these ceremonies, women are not allowed to participate in these ceremonies le tenemos prohibido salir he's not allowed out, we've grounded him [familiar/colloquial] 1.4prohibir a algn que + subjuntivo/subjunctive to forbid sb to + infinitivo/infinitive te prohíbo que le hables así a tu madre I forbid you to speak to your mother like that

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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.