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- 1 1.1 (medida, relación) speed ¿a qué velocidad iba? how fast was he going?, what speed was he traveling at o/or [familiar/colloquial] was he doing? disminuye la velocidad slow down, reduce your speed la velocidad de la luz/del sonido the speed of light/sound la velocidad del viento the wind speed los trenes pasan a toda/gran velocidad the trains go by at top speed/high speed de alta velocidad high-speed perder velocidad to lose speed, to slow down iba cobrando velocidad it was picking up speed, it was speeding up, it was gathering speed o/or momentum un cuerpo con una velocidad de 150 km/s [Física/Physics] an object with a velocity of 150 km/s, an object traveling at 150 km/s 1.2 (rapidez) speed la velocidad con que lo hizo the speed with which he did it confundir la velocidad con el tocino [familiar/colloquial] [humorístico/humorous] to mix up o/or confuse two completely different things
- 2 [Automovilismo/Cars] [Mecánica/Mechanical Engineering] (marcha, cambio) gear el modelo de cinco velocidades the five-gear model, the model with a five-speed gearbox cambiar de velocidad to change gear en primera velocidad in first gear, in first
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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.