Translation of pecho in English:

pecho

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  • (tórax) chest; (mama) breast dar (el) pecho a un niño to breast-feed o suckle o nurse a child en su pecho aún abrigaba la esperanza de volver [literary/literario] he still nursed in his breast the hope of returning [literary/literario] nadar (estilo) pecho to swim (the) breaststroke abrirle el pecho a algn [literary/literario] to unburden oneself to sb [literary/literario], to pour one's heart out to sb a pecho descubierto boldly echarse algo entre pecho y espalda or (Chi) mandarse algo al pecho [familiar/colloquial] [comida] to put sth away [colloquial/familiar] [bebida] to knock sth back [colloquial/familiar], to down [colloquial/familiar] partirse el pecho to knock oneself out [colloquial/familiar] nos partimos el pecho para terminarlo a tiempo we knocked ourselves out o (AmE) we worked our butts off trying to get it finished in time [colloquial/familiar] el equipo se partió el pecho para ganar the team went all out to win [colloquial/familiar] sacar pecho (literal) to stick one's chest out (vanagloriarse) (CS) [familiar/colloquial], to brag, show off le gusta sacar pecho con que el hijo es médico she likes to brag about her son being a doctor tomarse algo a pecho [crítica] to take sth to heart [responsabilidad] to take sth seriously se toma el trabajo demasiado a pecho she takes her work too seriously a lo hecho, pecho what's done is done no me gusta como lo han organizado pero a lo hecho, pecho I don't like the way it's been organized but we'll just have to live with it o we'll just have to make the best of a bad job tú les dijiste que sí, ahora a lo hecho, pecho you agreed to it and now you'll just have to go through with it

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Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.