Translation of literal in Spanish:

literal

Pronunciation: /ˈlɪtərəl/

adjective/adjetivo

  • [translation/sense] literal literal-minded sin imaginación don't be so literal! ¡ten un poco más de imaginación!, ¡no te tomes las cosas tan al pie de la letra!
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    • There's a conflation of two senses of the word ‘criminal’: the literal sense and the metaphorical.
    • The main reason is the bricks-and-mortar approach, in the metaphorical and literal senses.
    • Lighting of lamps has the meaning of eliminating the darkness in the literal sense, and metaphorically it means to overcome and gain the knowledge of Enlightenment.
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    • He decided to undertake not only the literal translation of the text itself, but also three types of interpretation.
    • It both makes an exact and almost literal translation of the original and infuses that translation with a sense of beauty and ceremony.
    • Now here's a literal translation of Der Spiegel's text.

noun/nombre ( also literal error)

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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.