- 1 always se sale siempre orsiempre se sale con la suya she always gets her own way casi siempre acierta he's almost always right no siempre es tan fácil it's not always so easy como siempre as usual ¿qué pasó? — lo de siempre, no me arrancaba el coche what happened? — the usual problem, the car wouldn't start a la hora de siempre at the usual time vendrán los amigos de siempre the usual crowd will be coming los conozco desde siempre I've known them for years/for as long as I can remember ¿desde cuándo se llama así? — desde siempre since when has it been called that? — that's what it's always been called ¿regresas para siempre? are you back for good? ¡hasta siempre, compañeros! farewell, my friends! por siempre jamás for ever and ever
- 3 (América Latina/Latin America) (todavía) still ¿siempre viven en Malvín? do they still live in Malvín? siempre dentro del terreno de lo hipotético still on a hypothetical level
- 5 (en locuciones/in phrases) siempre que (cada vez que) whenever (a condición de que) (+ subjuntivo/+ subjunctive) provided (that), providing (that) siempre que podía, venía a verme she came to see me whenever she could te ayudaré siempre que tenga tiempo I'll help you if o/or assuming I have time, I'll help you provided (that) o/or providing (that) I have time podrá entrar siempre que llegue antes de las siete she'll be able to get in provided o/or as long as she arrives before seven siempre y cuando (+ subjuntivo/+ subjunctive) provided (that) siempre y cuando me lo comunique con anticipación provided he lets me know in advance
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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.