Translation of yawn in Spanish:

yawn

Pronunciation: /jɔːn/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [person/animal] bostezar*
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    • Tinara opened her mouth to reply, but she suddenly put a hand to her mouth and yawned.
    • Alexis felt a compelling need to yawn but as she opened her mouth the arm tightened.
    • As it hits the back of your mouth or throat try yawning, as this action will open up your throat.
    1.2 [pit/hole/chasm] [literary/literario], abrirse*
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    • She would have to pass through great agony to become a part of the great yawning nothingness.
    • Does one plug on, rounding out characters, filling in the yawning chasms in the plot?
    • The void between rich and poor is now a yawning chasm and home ownership is but a dream for most young couples.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • decir* bostezando or con un bostezo

noun/nombre

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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.