Translation of reference in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈrefrəns; ˈrefərəns/


  • 1 c u (allusion) reference (to sth/sb) alusión (f) or referencia (f)(a algo/algn) to make reference to sth/sb hacer* alusión or referencia a algo/algn, mencionar algo/a algn with reference to sth con referencia or relación a algo, en relación con algo
  • 2 2.1 u (consultation) consulta (f) for future reference para futura(s) consulta(s) for future reference, you ought to get authorization first de aquí en adelante tenga en cuenta que primero hay que pedir autorización for ease of reference para facilitar la consulta she did it without reference to me lo hizo sin consultarme (before n) reference book/library obra (f)/biblioteca (f) de consulta or de referencia reference group grupo (m) de estudio reference point punto (m) de referencia for reference use only para consultar en sala 2.2 c (indicator) referencia (f) our reference: FMH/cs nuestra referencia: FMH/cs (before n) reference mark llamada (f) reference number número (m) de referencia
  • 3 u 3.1 (scope, remit) this matter lies outside the reference of the committee este asunto está fuera de las atribuciones or la competencia del comité that's outside the terms of reference of the investigation eso está fuera del ámbito de la investigación point of reference punto (m) de referencia 3.2 (relation) reference to sth relación (f)con algo to bear/have reference to sth tener* relación con algo
  • 4 c 4.1 (testimonial) referencia (f), informe (m) can you provide references? ¿puede facilitarnos referencias? they didn't even take up references ni siquiera pidieron referencias or informes 4.2 (person giving testimonial) (AmE) you need two references necesitas el aval de dos personas

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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.