Translation of arriba in English:



  • 1 1.1 (lugar, parte) está ahí/aquí arriba it's up there/up here en el estante de arriba (el siguiente) on the next shelf up, on the shelf above (el último) on the top shelf la sábana de arriba the top sheet ponlo un poco más arriba put it (up) a little higher, put it a little further o/or higher up tal como se dijo más arriba as stated above la parte de arriba es de vidrio the top (part) is made of glass de arriba (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [familiar/colloquial] free entramos de arriba we got in free vive de arriba, la mujer lo mantiene he doesn't work for a living, his wife keeps him de arriba abajo, me miró de arriba abajo he looked me up and down tengo que limpiar la casa de arriba abajo I have to clean the house from top to bottom me empapé de arriba abajo I got soaked from head to toe para tirar para arriba (América Latina/Latin America) [familiar/colloquial], tienen dinero para tirar para arriba they have money to burn [familiar/colloquial], they have loads of money [familiar/colloquial] hay hoteles para tirar para arriba there are hotels galore, there are any number of hotels, there are loads of hotels [familiar/colloquial] 1.2 (en un edificio) upstairs los vecinos de arriba the people upstairs o/or above us en la calle hace frío, así que te espero arriba it's cold outside, I'll wait for you in the apartment ( o/or office etc) 1.3 (en una escala, jerarquía) above órdenes de arriba orders from above los de arriba opinan que … the people at the top believe that … solo había gente de 50 para arriba everyone there was 50 or over las puntuaciones de 80 para arriba scores of 80 or over o/or of 80 or more los Lakers 13 puntos arriba Lakers 13 points up o/or ahead
  • 2 (expresando dirección, movimiento) corrió escaleras arriba he ran upstairs calle arriba up the street río arriba upstream, upriver miró hacia arriba he looked up para arriba y para abajo [familiar/colloquial] to and fro, back and forth me tuvo todo el día para arriba y para abajo he had me running back and forth o/or to and fro all day
  • 3arriba de, tiene arriba de 60 años she's over 60 con arriba de 50 alumnos with more than o/or with over 50 pupils arriba del ropero (América Latina/Latin America) on top of the wardrobe arriba de la cocina está el baño (América Latina/Latin America) the bathroom is above the kitchen

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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.