Translation of parade in Spanish:

parade

Pronunciation: /pəˈreɪd/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (procession) desfile (masculine); [Military/Militar] desfile (masculine), parada (feminine) fashion parade desfile de modas or de modelos he made a parade of his knowledge/wealth [pejorative/peyorativo] estuvo haciendo alarde de sus conocimientos/su dinero
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    • The parade will set off from Victoria Square at 2.35 pm to walk through the town centre towards Bolton Parish Church in Churchgate for a service at 3pm.
    • The parade will set off from Albert Square at about 1pm this Sunday and wind its way to Chinatown for an afternoon of celebration.
    • Dozens of people lined Salisbury Street in Amesbury to watch a parade from the car park to St Mary and St Melor Church.
    1.2 (assembly) [Military/Militar] formación (feminine) to be on parade [Military/Militar] estar* formado or en formación (on display) estar* en exposición or a la vista de todos
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    • Militia units, particularly elite volunteer regiments, used the occasion to march in parades and display their military prowess and social standing.
    • The president salutes army troops during a military parade yesterday, during the final inspection before leaving office.
    • The crowd and live television audience were treated to a spectacular display of military parades, flypasts and parachutists.
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    • There are countless winks to the audience as a parade of stars appears in self-effacing cameos.
    • It was tough concentrating, because there on the pavement was a non-stop parade of women who appeared to be lifetime members of the What Not To Wear Club.
    • The exhibition also saw a parade of ethnic dresses for men, women and kids.
    1.3 (of shops) (British English/inglés británico) hilera (feminine) de tiendas
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    • It wants to build a £15m supermarket on the site, together with a small parade of shops and an office development.
    • To support the team's work, Merton Council has arranged to clean graffiti free of charge from small shop parades.
    • A little further away on Boroughbridge Road a very popular bakery closed and will now be demolished for flats, which seems a bit strange because it was part of a parade of shops.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (display) [placards] desfilar con; [feelings/knowledge] hacer* alarde or ostentación de, alardear de; [wealth/jewelry] hacer* ostentación de, ostentar; [prisoner] hacer* desfilar they paraded placards condemning the decision desfilaron con pancartas que condenaban la decisión 1.2 (march, walk) [streets] desfilar por 1.3 (assemble) [troops] hacer* formar

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (march, walk) desfilar the boys paraded around, showing off to the girls [pejorative/peyorativo] los muchachos se pavoneaban delante de las chicas to parade up and down [soldier/model/child] desfilar (swagger, strut) andar* de aquí para allá pavoneándose 1.2 (masquerade) self-interest parading as humanitarianism el propio interés haciéndose pasar por humanitarismo 1.3 (assemble) [Military/Militar] formar

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.