Translation of penalty in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈpenlti/

n (pl -ties)

  • 1 1.1 (punishment) pena (f), castigo (m); (fine) multa (f) the penalty for disobedience is death la desobediencia está penada con la muerte on penalty of death o of their lives bajo or so pena de muerte to pay the penalty pagar* las consecuencias the doctor paid the full penalty for his negligence el médico pagó cara su negligencia penalty for improper use: $50 multa por uso indebido: $50 (before n) penalty clause cláusula (f) penal or punitiva penalty interest interés (m) penal or de recargo 1.2 (disadvantage) one of the penalties of fame parte del precio que hay que pagar por ser famoso
  • 2 2.1 [Games] you have to pay a penalty hay que pagar una prenda we were given a five-point penalty for the wrong answer perdimos or nos restaron cinco puntos por contestar mal (before n) penalty point punto (m) en contra 2.2 [Sport] (in rugby) penalty (m), golpe (m) de castigo; (in US football) castigo (m) penalty (kick) (in soccer) penalty (m), penalti (m), penal (m) (AmL) , pénal (m) (Andes) to take a penalty cobrar un penalty ( or penalti etc) (before n) penalty area (in soccer) área (f‡) de penalty or de castigo penalty corner (in hockey) penalty córner (m) penalty goal gol (m) de penalty ( or penalti etc) penalty shoot-out lanzamiento (m) or tanda (f) de penaltys ( or penaltis etc) penalty spot punto (m) de penalty ( or penalti etc)

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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.