- [attempt] infructuoso , fallido , vano the unsuccessful outcome of the talks el fracaso de las negociaciones after two unsuccessful marriages después de dos fracasos matrimoniales to be unsuccessful with men/women no tener* éxito con los hombres/las mujeres we regret to inform you that your application has been unsuccessful lamentamos informarle que no ha sido seleccionado I tried to contact you, but was unsuccessful traté de ponerme en contacto con usted, pero fue imposible they were unsuccessful in their efforts to please her no lograron or consiguieron complacerla we were unsuccessful in tracing the source of the information no pudimos dar con las fuentes de la información
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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.