Translation of raw in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /rɔː/


  • 1 1.1 (uncooked) [meat/vegetables] crudo
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    • Our mothers cooked real food from raw ingredients, making magical meals out of very little.
    • Both dishes were marvellous; fine raw ingredients cooked to juicy, succulent perfection and allowed to stand for themselves without the need for endless sauces and marinades.
    • Pregnant women should avoid foods made with raw or partially cooked eggs, like egg nog and hollandaise sauce.
    1.2 (unprocessed) [silk] crudo, salvaje; [leather] sin curtir, crudo; [sugar] sin refinar; [sewage] sin tratar; [translation/piece of work] sin pulir raw spirits alcohol (masculine) puro raw notes borrador (masculine) the raw data los datos en bruto raw milk (American English/inglés norteamericano) leche (feminine) sin pasteurizar
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    • One thing you should remember - unless you have gone rustic and want to play with stone and raw wood - building materials come in standard sizes.
    • Similar in texture and appearance to paint, these materials can be applied to almost any building material, including raw wood, drywall and steel.
    • The bride looked stunning in an ivory and gold raw silk dress of Irish design and carried a bouquet of delicate cream roses.
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    • Make sure the loop stitching on the underside is covering the hem raw edge.
    • Serge-finish the raw edges and seam with a straight stitch.
    • Showcase a variety of fabrics on the one side, featuring curved piecing and bias bars covering all raw edges.
    1.3 (frank, truthful) [style of writing] crudo
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    • Each of the three tracks on the EP convey a sense of raw realism.
    • She felt Adam was getting the raw end of the situation.
    • The result is raw confrontation, sometimes unpleasant in its intensity.
  • 2 2.1 (of weather) [day] crudo; [wind] cortante 2.2 (unfair) it's a raw deal es una injusticia, es muy injusto he's had a raw deal in life la vida lo ha tratado muy mal
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    • The dreary skies and raw weather suggested November, not mid-May.
    • Luckily, while the weather was cold - 30 to 36 degrees - it wasn't a raw cold.
    • It was raw, damp, dark, and dismal; the clouds were as muddy as the ground; and the short perspective of every street and avenue, was closed up by the mist as by a filthy curtain.
  • 3 (sore) my fingers were raw by the time I'd finished tenía los dedos en carne viva cuando terminé
  • 4 (inexperienced) verde [colloquial/familiar]; [recruit] novato, primerizo they're still very raw todavía tienen muy poca experiencia, todavía están muy verdes [colloquial/familiar]
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    • People offended by raw language, and even rougher depictions of street life, should steer clear.
    • The author masterfully captures the narratives by using humor, raw language and thought-provoking descriptions.
    • His language is raw and delivery raucous, but his intelligent and insightful material will make you think.
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    • Almost half of today's Army is married - some of them raw recruits.
    • Brigadier Monro's staff of 600 Army personnel and 200 civilians will help to turn raw recruits into trained soldiers.
    • The modest brick building at the heart of Europe's biggest military base has become refuge to thousands of raw recruits.


  • in the raw (naked) en cueros [colloquial/familiar] (as sth really is) nature in the raw la naturaleza virgen you've never had to deal with life in the raw tú no sabes lo cruda que puede ser la vida to touch o get sb on the raw herir* a algn en lo más vivo

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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.