Translation of language in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈlæŋgwɪdʒ/


  • 1 c u (speech, means of communication) lenguaje (m) the language of gesture el lenguaje gestual or de los gestos (before n) language acquisition adquisición (f) del lenguaje
  • 2 u (style, terminology) lenguaje (m) scientific/poetic/high-flown language lenguaje científico/poético/elevado natural language [Comput] lenguaje natural bad language palabrotas (fpl), malas palabras (fpl) (esp AmL) I've never heard him use such language before nunca le había oído decir tales palabrotas watch o mind your language! ¡no digas palabrotas! language! ¡esa boca … !
  • 3 c 3.1 (particular tongue) idioma (m), lengua (f) she's fluent in five languages habla cinco idiomas con fluidez the English language la lengua inglesa, el idioma inglés first language (native tongue) lengua materna [Educ] primera lengua extranjera second language segunda lengua, segundo idioma (before n) language barrier barrera (f) idiomática or del idioma language course curso (m) de idiomas language degree licenciatura (f) en filología or idiomas language lab [colloquial/familiar], language laboratory laboratorio (m) de idiomas language school escuela (f) de idiomas language skills aptitudes (fpl) lingüísticas language student estudiante (mf) de idiomas language studies estudios (mpl) de idiomas language teacher profesor, -sora (m,f) de idiomas language teaching enseñanza (f) de idiomas 3.2 [Comput] lenguaje (m)

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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.