Translation of cardinal in Spanish:


cardenal, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkɑrd(ə)nl//ˈkɑːd(ɪ)n(ə)l/


  • 1

    cardenal masculine
    • Most modern conclaves have lasted only a few days, but if cardinals have failed to elect a Pope after about two weeks of balloting, they can opt for a simple majority.
    • Then, as now, the laity did not elect the cardinals or play even a limited role in their selection.
    • Until 1059 Popes were elected not by cardinals but by the clergy and laity of the diocese of Rome.
    • In the weeks before the trip to Rome, I had tried but failed to arrange a meeting with the cardinal who headed the Pontifical Commission for Justice and Peace.
    • In 1378, a disagreement among the cardinals resulted in the election of two rival popes.
    • The cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church are sealed into the Sistine Chapel for a very secret ballot.
    • Probably the oldest College is that which meets in Rome to elect a new pope, consisting of the cardinals of the Church.
    • A Roman Catholic cardinal prominent in the Counter-Reformation, he was a celebrated spiritual director, and a theologian deeply concerned with the Incarnation.
    • The result is that all but ten of the 135 electing cardinals were nominated by the man himself.
    • Continuing in Latin, the cardinal said the new pope had taken the name Benedict XVI.
    • When a medieval pope died, elaborate ceremonies transferred his power to the cardinals who would elect the next pope.
    • Certainly the pope and the church's cardinals and bishops must correct the mistakes of the past.
    • He is among the 117 cardinals who make up the conclave that will elect the next pope.
    • Were the differences among the American cardinals or between the Americans and curial officials?
    • White smoke above Rome signalled that the cardinals had elected a new Pope.
    • On his first full day as a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, an 82-year-old Jesuit priest was doing a little exploring.
    • Black smoke from the roof of the Sistine Chapel signalled that cardinals had failed to elect a new pope in the first ballot of their secret conclave yesterday.
    • The Roman Catholic Church still awards episcopal rings to bishops, and papal rings to popes and cardinals.
    • For example, the possibility of a North American cardinal being elected pope is just almost nil.
    • History suggests that colleges of cardinals appointed by one pope do not elect a carbon copy as his successor.
  • 2also cardinal number

    número cardinal masculine
  • 3

    cardenal masculine
    • Female cardinals also have crests, but their coloring is more subdued.
    • He went on, in his East Texas drawl, to tell me about his four feeders and eight male cardinals and the other visitors, including one he was especially proud of.
    • Finches, grosbeaks, titmice, nuthatches, sparrows, and cardinals will beat a path to your door.
    • I guess this is a good time to spot young cardinals, so keep your eyes open.
    • It turns out that multiple paternity is very common, even among beloved backyard birds like the cardinal and robin.
    • Birds such as goldfinches, orioles, and cardinals owe their colorful plumages to carotenoids.
    • Can you imagine that 50 years ago there were no cardinals in Massachusetts?
    • Use a feeder that holds sunflower seeds to draw cardinals, towhees and blue jays.
    • Butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, cardinals, bluejays and more visited our gardens.
    • I heard the peeping of a young, hungry cardinal, and I heard the soft cry of a nuthatch.
    • Hester and Fanny have filled our old bird feeder and have had so much fun watching the robins and the cardinals come and eat the seeds that they put inside.
    • As we had learned from those first brave chickadees, the cardinal, the robin family, and now the sparrow, communion with another life can change your perspective on the world.
    • I don't want to see more goldfinches, chickadees, herons or cardinals.
    • As we were leaving, we stopped to admire the cardinals at the bird feeder by the visitor's center.
    • Chickadees, cardinals, doves, and robins came and went, and a grackle made a racket in the woods.
    • Tube feeders come in many sizes and attract jays, cardinals, finches, chickadees, titmice and others.
    • Mynah birds and cardinals serenade beach goers and picnickers alike.
    • We saw lots of catbirds, blackbirds, mockingbirds, cardinals, crows, and grackles.
    • The rest of them, save the one single cardinal that keeps evading my lens, I'm not sure what they are.
    • Birds that overwinter in the northeastern U.S., like the red cardinal, are also the first to herald the onset of spring.


  • 1

    (rule/idea) fundamental
    (idea/rule) esencial
    • Although the Ten Commandments are of cardinal importance, all the commandments were given by God and are essential to Judaism.
    • With different types of abuse affecting women and children, finding effective ways to protect them is cardinal to fighting violence against women and children.
    • This I regard as being a point of cardinal importance in the present case.
    • She said Zambia had recognised that the full participation of women and men in the development process was cardinal to achieving sustainable development.
    • One of the cardinal principles John Hume held was that northern nationalists should not take sides in southern politics.
    • Hospital cleaning - although an issue of cardinal importance - is a subject to which only a proportion of the public relate.
    • First, it is a profound betrayal of the cardinal principle of intellectual endeavour, which is freedom of speech and debate.
    • Firstly, it is cardinal to recognise that men have stood on a higher rung on the country's economic ladder ever since the country attained independence in 1964.
    • She said administrators were mandated to serve the public and it was cardinal that they developed sport to higher heights as it was not Government's responsibility to do that.
    • He said camping was cardinal for athletes' preparations and that it would be an advantage if the budget was approved soon so that adequate preparations were effected.
    • But at least they understood one cardinal fact of the modern world, as our educated liberals do not: that leniency for the criminal is punishment of the innocent.
    • The need for a viable transport sector in any economy is cardinal.
    • He said that public support was cardinal in the successful implementation of the privatisation process, an issue that eluded the Zambian process when privatisation was initiated.
    • Second, utilities, being cardinal, already incorporate attitudes to risk.
    • Now I live by certain cardinal rules one of which is other people will get you in trouble so don't listen to them.
    • The value that will move Joe Customer to reach for his wallet lies in two cardinal rules: check the relevance, and work to keep Joe Customer's interest.
    • Respect for the dead that used to be of cardinal importance in society is rarely noticeable during funeral ceremonies these days.
    • He said discipline was cardinal, adding that civil servants should desist from activities like drinking beer during working hours and involving themselves in partisan politics.
    • And there are two cardinal rules: no pulling on the reins and no kicking in the sides.
    • From all of our experiences, three cardinal rules for young people seeking to work in the developing world seem to have emerged.