Translation of straw in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /strɔː/


  • 1.1 u paja (f) (before n) straw hat/mattress sombrero (m)/colchón (m) de paja straw mat estera (f) 1.2 c (single stalk) paja (f), pajita (f) we'll draw straws for it el que saque la paja or pajita más corta lo hace I always draw the short straw siempre me toca a mí bailar con la más fea [fam & hum] a straw in the wind un indicio de cómo andan las cosas not to care/give a straw o two straws for sth [colloquial/familiar] I don't care a straw for her opinion me importa un comino or un pepino or un rábano lo que piense [familiar/colloquial] to be the last o final straw ser* el colmo, ser* lo último this is the last straw! ¡esto ya es el colmo or lo último! to clutch o catch o grasp at straws aferrarse desesperadamente a una esperanza the straw which broke the camel's back la gota que colmó el vaso or (Méx) que derramó el vino 1.3 c (for drinking) pajita (f), paja (f), caña (f) (Esp) , pitillo (m) (Col) , popote (m) (Méx) to drink sth through a straw beber algo con una pajita ( or paja etc)

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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.