Translation of forbid in Spanish:

forbid

Pronunciation: /fərˈbɪd; fəˈbɪd/

vt (past forbad(e) past p, forbidden)

  • 1 (not allow) prohibir* taking photographs is strictly forbidden está terminantemente prohibido tomar fotografías to forbid sb to + inf prohibirle* a algn + inf, prohibirle* a algn que + subj I've forbidden them to use the car les he prohibido usar or que usen el coche visitors are forbidden to light fires se prohíbe a los visitantes hacer fuego to forbid sb sth prohibirle* algo a algn
  • 2 (prevent) impedir* modesty forbids me mentioning it la modestia me impide mencionarlo God/heaven forbid! ¡Dios nos libre! God/heaven forbid that … Dios quiera que no …

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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.