Translation of accident in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈæksədənt; ˈæksɪdənt/


  • 1.1 c (mishap) accidente (m) to have an accident tener* or sufrir un accidente industrial accident accidente laboral or de trabajo road accident accidente de tráfico or (AmL tb) de tránsito we arrived home without accident u llegamos a casa sin contratiempos or percances I hope they haven't had an accident espero que no hayan tenido un accidente or no les haya pasado nada he had a little accident at school today [euphemism/eufemismo] hoy tuvo un pequeño percance en el colegio [eufemismo/euphemism] accidents will happen [set phrase] a cualquiera le puede pasar (before n) accident prevention prevención (f) de accidentes or [formal] siniestros 1.2 c u (chance) casualidad (f) it is no accident that … no es una casualidad or un hecho fortuito que … it is a historical accident that … es un accidente histórico el que … it was (a) pure accident that their visits coincided fue pura casualidad que sus visitas coincidieran their third child was an accident su tercer hijo fue un descuido by accident (by chance) por casualidad (unintentionally) sin querer

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The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.