nombre masculino/masculine noun
- 1 (cosa) object guardaron los objetos de valor en la caja fuerte they put the valuables o the items of value o the things of value in the safe objetos de uso personal items o/or articles for personal use objetos de escritorio office stationery objetos perdidos lost and found (inglés norteamericano/American English) lost property (inglés británico/British English)
- 2 (finalidad) object el objeto de esta reunión the object o/or purpose of this meeting tuvo por objeto facilitar el diálogo it was intended to make it easier to hold talks, the aim o/or objective was to make it easier to hold talks con el objeto de coordinar la operación in order to coordinate the operation, with a view to o/or with the aim of coordinating the operation con el objeto de que se conozcan antes de empezar el curso so that o/or in order that you can get to know each other before the course starts
- 3 3.1 (de admiración, críticas) object el museo fue objeto de críticas muy duras the museum was the object o/or target of very harsh criticism, the museum was criticized very harshly el niño había sido objeto de malos tratos the child had been ill-treated, the child had been the victim of ill treatment ese crimen es ahora objeto de una minuciosa investigación that crime is now the subject of a detailed investigation fue objeto de grandes demostraciones de afecto he was the object of great displays of affection 3.2 [Lingüística/Linguistics] object 3.3 (de una ciencia) object
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
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.