Translation of guiar in English:

guiar

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (guiarse)

  • guiarse por algo sabía guiarse por las estrellas he knew how to orient himself o/or navigate by the stars nos guiamos por el mapa we followed the map, we used the map to guide us ¿te has guiado por algún patrón? did you follow a pattern? a veces es peligroso guiarse por el instinto it's sometimes dangerous to be led by o/or to follow one's instincts

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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.