- 1 (decir adiós) vinieron a despedirme al aeropuerto they came to see me off at the airport despidió a su hijo con lágrimas en los ojos she saw her son off o said goodbye to her son with tears in her eyes organizaron una fiesta para despedir el año they organized a party to see in the New Year, they organized a New Year's party despedir los restos de algn to pay one's last respects to sb
- 2 (del trabajo) to dismiss, fire [colloquial/familiar] no estaba a la altura del trabajo y lo despidieron he wasn't up to the job and he was dismissed o [colloquial/familiar] fired cerraron dos departamentos y despidieron a 300 trabajadores they closed two departments and laid off 300 workers o made 300 workers redundant o [euphemism/eufemismo] let 300 workers go
despedirse v pron
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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.