Translation of vacancy in Spanish:

vacancy

Pronunciation: /ˈveɪkənsi/

noun/nombre (plural -cies)

  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (job) vacante (feminine) a vacancy exists for an electrician se necesita or se busca electricista to fill a vacancy cubrir* or proveer* una vacante vacancies ofertas de trabajo
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    • The Pre-School Playgroup has a temporary vacancy for a Playgroup Assistant.
    • As part of the development of our Psychology Service, vacancies have arisen for assistant psychologists.
    • I recently posted an advertisement for a vacancy and want to avoid discriminating against minority groups.
    1.2 (in hotel) habitación (feminine) libre vacancies hay habitaciones no vacancies completo, cupo agotado (Mexico/México)
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    • There are many holiday accommodation vacancies.
    • After a minor argument, we pulled up in front of an older hotel with vacancies and checked in.
    • Across the road, the Craigdarroch Arms Hotel has vacancies, as do various guest houses.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (blankness) vacuidad (feminine)
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    • He was sitting towards the back of the vehicle, staring with a fixed expression into vacancy.
    • Primitive peoples have more time than we for contemplation, and we err in thinking that when an Aborigine is sitting, apparently idle, looking into vacancy, his mind is necessarily blank.
    • There's something about winter and snow that eliminates sound, and in that immense and roofless vacancy you sense another presence, something that doesn't move.

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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.