- 1.1 (en las acciones) clumsy; (al andar) awkward la anciana andaba de manera torpe the old lady moved awkwardly un animal lerdo y torpe a slow, ungainly animal 1.2 (de entendimiento) slow [colloquial/familiar], dim [colloquial/familiar] es torpe para las matemáticas he's very slow o dim at math(s) ¡qué torpe soy! I'm so stupid o slow o dim! 1.3 (sin tacto) [persona/comentario] clumsy se disculpó de manera torpe she excused herself clumsily
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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.