Translation of middle class in Spanish:

middle class

clase media, n.

Pronunciation ///ˈˌmɪdl ˈklæs/

noun

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    clase media feminine
    the upper/lower middle class la clase media alta/baja
    • A great many collectors from the upper aristocracy or rich middle classes called on her skill.
    • The republic was built on the petty bourgeoisie and the middle classes.
    • The working classes and middle classes are now at the mercies of the regional land market.
    • There is less violence in the affluent middle class areas, where people are too busy getting on with their lives to re-fight old struggles.
    • While a newly affluent middle class is growing, so are the ranks of the new poor.
    • In the eighteenth century the outlook of some groups in the upper and middle classes began to evolve in a new direction.
    • However, I don't think that means only the middle classes are interested in social justice issues.
    • Distinctions can be drawn between the urban upper and urban middle classes.
    • The war is an issue that the educated middle classes feel very profoundly about.
    • The defeat of Austria by Prussia brought home to Napoleon the need to reconcile all classes, especially the educated middle classes, to the regime.
    • There was no large and mobile urban middle class with time and money to spend communing with nature in the national parks.
    • It wasn't just the working and middle classes she failed to charm.
    • I want the working class and the middle class and the upper class, and in Britain I've got it.
    • There was a rapidly growing urban middle class and signs of political openness from time to time.
    • They had been childhood sweethearts, both growing up in affluent middle class families in Lagos.
    • The site is decidedly apolitical, and betrays no overt signs of the ongoing tension between the increasingly reformist, secular-leaning educated middle class, and the fundamentalist ruling elite.
    • Inflation destabilized the middle classes, the only social group on whom the Liberals could rely for support.
    • Jobs are no longer guaranteed, even for the educated middle classes, and there is poverty right next to the opulent palaces of the rulers.
    • Marriage in the Western sense was more likely to occur among the upper and middle classes.
    • In every single sphere of British influence, the upper echleons of power in 2013 are held overwhelmingly by the privately educated or the affluent middle class.

adjective

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    (family/district) de clase media
    (attitudes/morality) burgués
    (morality/attitudes) convencional
    • It is less clear that Scotland is comfortable with becoming more middle-class.
    • Five miles south of the chaos of Cairo is a quiet middle-class suburb called Maadi.
    • In some cities, new middle-class suburbs were linked to urban centers by large avenues.
    • If you want to put it another way: middle-class prejudices against ordinary people.
    • A middle-class boy from the suburbs would have picked up a camera at art school, but Jobson took two decades to find his metier.
    • Her passport out of middle-class conformity came through language.
    • The focus is on a middle-class family, which is striving hard for survival.
    • And he found a sedate, respectable, middle-class partner from the suburbs of London.
    • Heck, we were just a pair of skinny, middle-class white guys from the suburbs.
    • It endorses mainstream and largely middle-class values and language.
    • They start from a famous name or from the cushioning confidence-booster of a solid middle-class education.
    • There is this commonly shared middle-class fallacy that they have got the tradition.
    • Being middle-class implies having enough money to spend on things beyond the basic necessities.
    • Personally, I found this book's exclusively middle-class viewpoint annoyingly narrow.
    • Support workers also note many of the children are from middle-class families rather than deprived areas of the country.
    • They lived in a narrow street in the city, in a middle-class neighbourhood.
    • Kate was middle-class and comfortable, and her father was a magazine editor.
    • Surprisingly, many middle-class customers also enjoy buying from the street vendors.
    • They typically target middle-class areas, where they know the residents will be likely to have good credit ratings.
    • It also shows that pupils from the lower end of the social scale are beginning to close the educational gap on middle-class pupils.
    • They argue that these benefits can make the sums even more compelling, especially for middle-class families.
    • No middle-class parents I have ever met actually believe that their kid's school is one of the bad ones.
    • What you get is a huge subsidy for middle-class teenagers and a reduction in direct support for working-class ones.
    • Neighbours in the quiet, middle-class area expressed shock at what happened.
    • Some comprehensives, particularly those in middle-class suburbs, succeed.
    • Until the 1970s anti-growth thinking was generally the preserve of a middle-class elite.