- 1 1.1 u (of business, marriage, talks) fracaso (m) the plan is doomed to end in failure el plan está condenado al fracaso 1.2 c (unsuccessful thing, attempt) fracaso (m); (insolvency) quiebra (f) (before n) failure rate [Busn] proporción (f) de quiebras [Educ] índice (m) de fracaso escolar 1.3 c (person) fracaso (m) I feel such a failure me siento fracasado, soy un fracaso 1.4 c u (breakdown) engine failure falla (f) mecánica or (Esp) fallo (m) mecánico power failure apagón (m), corte (m) de luz, corte (m) en el suministro eléctrico structural failure defecto (m) estructural crop failure pérdida (f) de la cosecha heart/kidney/respiratory failure insuficiencia (f) cardíaca/renal/respiratoria the progressive failure of her faculties el deterioro progresivo de sus facultades
- 2 (expressing negation)failure to +
inffailure to carry out the instructions el incumplimiento de las órdenes her failure to understand … el (hecho de) que no entendiera/entienda … they were criticized for their failure to protect their clients' interests se los criticó por no haber protegido los intereses de sus clientes
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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.