Translation of horror in English:

horror

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  • 1 1.1 (miedo, angustia) me causa horror ver esas escenas it horrifies me to see those scenes el horror que causó or produjo la matanza the feeling of horror o/or the horror which the massacre provoked los exámenes me producen horror I have an absolute horror o/or dread of exams les tengo horror a los hospitales I'm terrified of hospitals 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (uso hiperbólico) ¡qué horror! how awful o terrible!, that's awful o terrible! ¡qué horror de mujer! what an awful o appalling woman!, what a dreadful o ghastly woman! (inglés británico/British English) había un horror de gente there were a tremendous number of people there [familiar/colloquial]
  • 2
    (horrores masculino plural)
    (cosas terribles) dice horrores de su suegra he says awful o terrible o dreadful things about his mother-in-law los horrores de los campos de concentración the horrors of the concentration camps los horrores que vi durante la guerra the horrific things I witnessed during the war

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The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.