- 1 1.1 (tener efecto en) to affect la nueva ley no afecta al pequeño empresario the new law doesn't affect the small businessman está afectado de una grave enfermedad pulmonar [formal] he is suffering from a serious lung disease la enfermedad le afectó el cerebro the illness affected her brain las zonas afectadas por las inundaciones the areas hit o affected by the floods 1.2 (afligir) to affect [formal] lo que dijiste lo afectó mucho what you said upset him terribly 1.3 [Der] [bienes] to encumber
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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.