- [investigation/remarks/measures] preliminar the preliminary rounds [Sport/Deporte] la etapa de clasificación previa, las or los preliminares (Latin America/América Latina)More example sentences
- There are several very important reasons for this preliminary arm action.
- The news comes as the inquiry prepares to hold two preliminary meetings in York next month to discuss the format and conduct of the hearings.
- The company has agreed to prepare preliminary proposals based on feedback received at the workshop and exhibition.
Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.
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- prolegómeno (masculine) let's dispense with the preliminaries and get straight down to business omitamos los prolegómenos or preámbulos y vayamos al grano the preliminaries went on far too long los prolegómenos se alargaron demasiado it was the preliminary to the rationalization of the industry fue el preludio de la racionalización de la industriaMore example sentences
- The preliminaries were polite, but from the outset it was clear that both men were in Braehead to put on a show.
- To return to your Honour the Chief Justice, the idea is that these preliminaries to business will be completed.
- When two minds are focused on a problem, and look at the problem with similar prejudices of what is correct and what is not, conversations need no preliminaries.