- 1 1.1 (acción, período) wait fue una larga espera he/we had a long wait o it was a long wait la espera se me hizo eterna I seemed to wait forever, the wait o waiting seemed to go on forever una espera de tres horas a three-hour wait su estado no admitía esperas there was no time to lose, her condition was so serious 1.2 (en locs) a la espera waiting todavía estoy a la espera I'm still waiting seguimos a la espera de una oferta concreta we are still waiting for a concrete offer en espera de pending en espera de la decisión del comité pending o while awaiting the committee's decision en espera de su respuesta saluda a Vd. atte. [formal] I look forward to hearing from you. Yours faithfully
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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.