Translation of speck in Spanish:

speck

Pronunciation: /spek/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (spot, stain) manchita (feminine) I watched them until they were specks in the sky me quedé mirándolos hasta que no eran más que unos puntos en el cielo
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    • Floaters are tiny spots or specks that seem to float across your eyes.
    • They are tiny specks admittedly but of such a vivid blue you can spot them a mile off.
    • From here the panorama was different and the foreground had rolling hills dotted by tiny, shiny specks which were actually slate tiled roofs reflecting sunlight.
    1.2 (particle, tiny bit) mota (feminine) a speck of dust/soot una mota de polvo/hollín the wool has specks of red and blue in it la lana tiene motitas or pintitas rojas y azules
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    • Hens herd their chicks from the shade of one log to the next, searching for specks of grain along the way.
    • Aside from the occasional specks of dirt and some light grain in dawn/dusk and night scenes, it is a soft transfer but respectable for a twenty-three year old film.
    • Riders were arriving with red dirt caked on thick to their faces, with specks of dirt attaching themselves to each singular pore and whisker.
    1.3 (trace) pizca (feminine) add just a speck of sugar/milk agregue una pizca de azúcar/una gota de leche there's not a speck of truth in the rumor no hay ni pizca de verdad en el rumor

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) the blanket was specked with blood la manta estaba salpicada de sangre, la manta tenía manchitas de sangre his beard is specked with gray tiene la barba entrecana

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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.