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Huelga is the noun for the word strike, as in a hunger strike or a strike from work. There is not much to say about the noun other than to know its definition. It is used the same way we would use the word strike in English.

What is interesting though is the verb holgar. It does not mean to strike. It means to rest, to be idle or needless. It can also mean to be glad. Whereas the word strike has a very negative tone to it, the word holgar is not necessarily negative and can actually be positive.


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