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Translation of protest in Spanish:


  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (dissent) protesta (feminine) there was little protest against the new measures hubo pocas protestas or objeciones contra las nuevas medidas they left without protest se fueron sin protestar in protest (at/against sth) en señal de protesta (por/contra algo) under protest bajo protesta (before noun/delante del nombre) [march/meeting] de protesta 1.2 countable/numerable (complaint) protesta (feminine) to register/lodge a protest dejar constancia de/presentar una protesta
    Example sentences
    • Anyone in their right mind would have stormed out in protest, holding their stomachs.
    • In protest, town officials took down their provincial flags.
    • In protest, the opposition did not participate in the vote, speaking of fraud and a ‘law of shame.’
    1.3 countable/numerable (demonstration) manifestación (feminine) de protesta
    Example sentences
    • The fact that the public have to resort to demonstrations or angry protests against administration policy show that there is something currently wrong with the relationship.
    • People are making their own efforts to organise demonstrations and protest marches.
    • The incidences of violent crime are ongoing, and the more horrific ones usually spark some kind of immediate public reaction like a protest or a march.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • protestar to protest against/about/at sth protestar contra/acerca de/por algo to protest to sb presentar una protesta ante algn (to authorities, in writing) elevar una protesta a algn, presentar una protesta ante algn

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (complain) to protest (to sb) that quejarse (a algn) de que, protestar (a algn) que 1.2 (object to) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [decision/action] protestar (contra)
  • 2 (assert) [love] declarar; [innocence/loyalty] hacer* protestas de she protested that she was totally blameless afirmó or declaró enérgicamente que era inocente, hizo protestas de or protestó su inocencia

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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.