Translation of mira in English:

mira

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  • 1 1.1 [Arm] [Ópt] sight mira telescópica telescopic sight 1.2 (intención, objetivo) con miras a reducir los gastos with a view to reducing costs vino con la mira de quedarse unos días he came intending to stay o with the idea of staying (for) a few days tiene la mira puesta en ese cargo he's set his sights on getting that job sus miras son egoístas his motives are selfish es de una estrechez de miras increíble she has an amazingly narrow o shortsighted outlook (on things) hay que encarar el proyecto con amplitud de miras we have to adopt a broad-minded approach to the project es muy estrecho de miras he's very narrow-minded
  • 2 (RPl) (perspectiva) ¿están por terminar? — ¡ni miras! are you nearly finished? — nowhere near! o you must be joking! [colloquial/familiar] llevan tres años de novios pero no tienen miras de casarse they've been going out for three years but they don't have any plans to marry

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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.