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American English: /ˈhɪst(ə)ri/
British English: /ˈhɪst(ə)ri/

Translation of history in Spanish:

noun plural histories

  • 1 1.1 uncountable (march of events) throughout history
    a lo largo de la historia
    the lessons of history
    las lecciones de la historia
    lo que enseña la historia
    the history of China/education
    la historia de la China/de la educación
    the worst earthquake in history
    el peor terremoto de la historia
    one of the biggest events in Wall Street/the country's history
    uno de los mayores acontecimientos en la historia de Wall Street/del país
    a place in history
    un lugar en la historia
    to go down in history to make history this case made legal history
    este caso pasó a integrar los anales del derecho
    … and the rest is history
    y el resto ya es cosa sabida
    Example sentences
    • The series explores the history of evil, what society means by the word evil, where it comes from and what society can do to deal with it.
    • Mash, which became one of the most famous series in the history of television, was originally a novel.
    • The series about the history of speed and the intense rivalry to be the fastest revisits the golden age of the train.
    1.2 uncountable (subject) economic/political/military history
    historia económica/política/militar
    history of art
    historia del arte
    Example sentences
    • An honest answer is that we do not know; that is why we do history and study current events.
    • The director needs to study social life and history more profoundly and change his course.
    • At this point she started to study constitutional history and law.
    1.3 countable (book, account) Shakespeare's Histories
    dramas (masculine plural) históricos de Shakespeare
    Example sentences
    • Local lighthouse enthusiasts could give public accounts of the history and future of their local light.
    • It's important to recount the history of that story and the lessons Howard learned.
    • It is the highest recorded circulation in the history of the newspaper.
  • 2 countable (record, background) personal/family history
    historial personal/familiar
    there's a history of madness in that family
    ha habido casos de demencia en esa familia
    he has a history of heart trouble
    ha tenido problemas cardíacos en el pasado
    Example sentences
    • Perhaps he was just losing his marbles; there was a history of insanity in his family.
    • They say the health implications can be particularly serious if there is a family history of high blood pressure.
    • Mesereau said he was the victim of a trap set by a family with a history of milking celebrities.
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