- 2 (por la ideología) to persecute el gobierno persiguió a los que se oponían al régimen the government persecuted those who opposed the regime
- 3 3.1 [objetivo/fin] to pursue jóvenes que persiguen la fama young people in pursuit of o seeking fame la finalidad que se persigue es que baje esta cifra the ultimate aim is to lower this figure no sé qué persigues con esa actitud I don't know what you're hoping to achieve with that attitude 3.2 (acosar) me persigue pidiéndome el coche prestado he's always pestering me to lend him the car [colloquial/familiar] me persigue la mala suerte I'm dogged by bad luck la suerte lo persigue luck always seems to be on his side parece que te persiguen las enfermedades you seem to be plagued by illness
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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.