Translation of armar in English:

armar

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 3 [familiar/colloquial] [alboroto] to make sigan jugando pero sin armar alboroto/jaleo carry on playing but don't kick up o/or make a racket [familiar/colloquial] armaron un escándalo porque no les quise devolver el dinero they caused a real scene o commotion o (inglés norteamericano/American English) ruckus because I wouldn't give them their money back [familiar/colloquial], they kicked up a terrible fuss because I wouldn't give them their money back (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial] armarla [familiar/colloquial], no quiero hablar de eso, no tengo ganas de armarla otra vez I don't want to talk about that, I don't want to stir things up again o/or cause any more trouble [familiar/colloquial] ¡buena la has armado! you've really done it now! [familiar/colloquial] la que me armó porque llegué diez minutos tarde you should have seen the way he went on o/or [familiar/colloquial] carried on because I was 10 minutes late

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (armarse)

  • 1 1.1 (proveerse de armas) to arm oneself 1.2 (de un utensilio) armarse de algo to arm oneself with sth lo mejor es armarse de paciencia y esperar the best thing is just to be patient o/or [literario/literary] to arm yourself with patience and wait tuvo que armarse de valor y decírselo he had to pluck up courage o/or [literario/literary] arm himself with courage and tell her
  • 2 2.1 [familiar/colloquial] [lío/jaleo] ¡qué lío/jaleo se armó! nadie se ponía de acuerdo there was a real commotion o/or it was pandemonium, nobody could agree on anything [familiar/colloquial] se armó una discusión terrible a terrible argument broke out, there was a terrible argument 2.2 [familiar/colloquial] [persona] [lío] me armé un lío con tanto número I got into a mess o/or (inglés británico/British English) muddle with all those numbers [familiar/colloquial], I got confused with all those numbers
  • 3 (México/Mexico) (enriquecerse) [familiar/colloquial], to make a fortune, to make a bundle (inglés norteamericano/American English) [familiar/colloquial], , to make a packet (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial] se armó para el resto de su vida he made enough to last him the rest of his life

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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.