Translation of recargar in English:

recargar

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (en un pago) (+ me/te/le etc) le recargaron un 10% they charged him 10% extra, they charged him an extra 10% o/or a 10% surcharge 1.2recargar a algn de algo [de trabajo] to overload sb with sth me están recargando de responsabilidades they're giving me too much responsibility, they're putting too much responsibility on my shoulders

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (recargarse)

  • 1 (reflexivo/reflexive) (de responsabilidades, trabajo)recargarse de algo te estás recargando de trabajo you're taking on too much work se recarga de responsabilidades she takes too much responsibility on herself
  • 2 (Colombia) (México/Mexico) (Venezuela) (apoyarse)recargarse contra algo to lean against sth fumaba recargado contra la puerta he was leaning against the door smoking

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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.