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celebration

Pronunciation: /ˌseləˈbreɪʃən; ˌselɪˈbreɪʃən/

Translation of celebration in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 c and u (event) fiesta (feminine) he attended the celebrations asistió a los festejos or las festividades we ought to have a little celebration deberíamos celebrarlo or festejarlo
    Example sentences
    • There will be no birthday parties or celebrations, except perhaps with some close friends.
    • We know what 18th birthday celebrations are like, whether on the town or in houses.
    • We decided to visit York to join in the celebrations for the Guy Fawkes Festival and to do some shopping.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (praise) celebración (feminine) [literary/literario], loa (feminine) [literary/literario] the play is a celebration of life la obra es un canto or [literary/literario] una loa a la vida
    Example sentences
    • It seems the smaller the town the bigger the pride and the more the events of celebration.
    • It's the final morning and so in celebration we order the full Irish Breakfast from the comfort of our bed.
    • We were simply there to paint the town red by way of celebration for Stuart's birthday.
    1.3 uncountable/no numerable (of Mass, Communion) celebración (feminine)

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