Translation of formar in English:

formar

vt

  • 2 (componer) to make up está formada por tres provincias it is made up of o it comprises three provinces al juntarse forman un ángulo recto they form o make a right angle where they meet las distintas partes forman un todo indivisible the separate elements make up o form an indivisible whole el jurado está formado por nueve personas the jury is made up of nine people
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formarse v pron

  • 2 (educarse) to be educated

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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.