Translation of passive in Spanish:

passive

Pronunciation: /ˈpæsɪv/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [person/attitude] pasivo
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    • Historians are now concerned with resistance in active and passive forms, organised and impromptu, group and individual, male and female, political, economic, and cultural.
    • Active, not passive, response is called forth as is perseverance over the long haul.
    • As Hickey noted, peasants have many methods of passive and active resistance, and force is often counterproductive as a motivator.
    1.2 [Linguistics/Lingüística]
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    • But the framers set a grammatical conundrum for us when they put the main clause in the passive voice: ‘shall not be infringed’.
    • Nominalization is one way to avoid reference to the agent of an action (here, who did the shooting), but it's not the same as using the passive voice.
    • The general pattern appears to be that the unmarked, active voice acts as a same function category, while the marked, passive voice indicates a switch in function.

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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.