Translation of woe in Spanish:

woe

Pronunciation: /wəʊ/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (sorrow) congoja (feminine) [literary/literario], aflicción (feminine) he told me a tale of woe me contó un drama or una historia trágica woe betide you if you lose it! ¡pobre de ti or ay de ti si lo pierdes! woe is me! [archaic] [literary/literario] ¡pobre de mí!
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    • This is a woe I suffer from like no other, and cannot wait to be rid of it forever.
    • Even the judiciary adds to the woe by convicting the women for soliciting.
    • And to compound the woe, his father Thomas lost his battle with lung cancer.
    1.2
    (woes plural)
    (afflictions, troubles) males (masculine plural), tribulaciones (feminine plural) to tell sb one's woes contarle* a algn sus ( or mis etc) penas or males
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    • And Pakistan will set England enough conundrums without added injury woes.
    • I want the extreme anti abortionist to understand the woes and difficulties.
    • His chances have been blighted by a catalogue of injury woes and financial difficulties.

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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.