carnaval


carnaval
m.
1 carnival (fiesta).
2 Shrovetide (religion).
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carnaval
nombre masculino
1 carnival
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noun m.
carnival
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SM
1) (=fiesta) carnival
2) (Rel) Shrovetide

martes de carnaval — Shrove Tuesday

CARNAVAL Carnaval is the traditional period of fun, feasting and partying that precedes the start of Lent (Cuaresma). The most important day is probably Shrove Tuesday (Martes de Carnaval), but throughout Carnaval there are fancy-dress parties, parades and firework displays. In some places in Spain, the changeover from Carnaval to Lent on Ash Wednesday is marked by the Entierro de la Sardina. This is a grotesque funeral parade in which the symbolic cardboard figure of a sardine is marched through the streets and finally ceremonially burnt or buried.
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masculino (Relig) Shrovetide; (fiesta) carnival

deberías ir en Carnaval — you should go at carnival time

•• Cultural note:
Carnaval
The three days of festivities preceding Lent, characterized by costumes, masks, drinking, music, and dancing. Spain's most colorful carnival is in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, and Cadiz's carnival is also famous. In Spanish-speaking Latin America, the carnivals of Uruguay, Bolivia, and Venezuela are very well known
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= carnival.
Ex. Finally, displays and exhibitions are shown at local carnivals, meeting places, health centres and in advice centres themselves.
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* en carnavales = carnivalistically.
* en época de carnaval = carnivalistically.
* en tiempo de carnaval = carnivalistically.
* martes de carnaval = Mardi Gras, fat Tuesday, pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday.
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masculino (Relig) Shrovetide; (fiesta) carnival

deberías ir en Carnaval — you should go at carnival time

•• Cultural note:
Carnaval
The three days of festivities preceding Lent, characterized by costumes, masks, drinking, music, and dancing. Spain's most colorful carnival is in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, and Cadiz's carnival is also famous. In Spanish-speaking Latin America, the carnivals of Uruguay, Bolivia, and Venezuela are very well known
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= carnival.

Ex: Finally, displays and exhibitions are shown at local carnivals, meeting places, health centres and in advice centres themselves.

* en carnavales = carnivalistically.
* en época de carnaval = carnivalistically.
* en tiempo de carnaval = carnivalistically.
* martes de carnaval = Mardi Gras, fat Tuesday, pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday.

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CULTURAL NOTE
Carnaval
The three days of festivities preceding Lent, characterized by costumes, masks, drinking, music, and dancing.
Spain's most colorful carnival is in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, and Cadiz's carnival is also famous. In Spanish-speaking Latin America, the carnivals of Uruguay, Bolivia, and Venezuela are very well known.
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Multiple Entries:
Carnaval    
carnaval
carnaval sustantivo masculino (fiesta) carnival
carnaval sustantivo masculino carnival
'carnaval' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
cabezudo
- carroza
- martes
English:
carnival
- float
- pancake day
- Shrove Tuesday
- Tuesday
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carnaval nm
1. [fiesta] carnival
2. Rel Shrovetide
CARNAVAL
The tradition of Carnaval, or Carnavales, continues in many parts of Spain and Latin America. The festival usually lasts between three days and a week, just before the beginning of Lent. In country areas the festivals are closely related to fertility rites, while in towns and cities they are more in the nature of spectacles and popular celebrations. The best-known carnivals in Spain are those of Cádiz and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and in Mexico that of Veracruz. In Spain carnivals end with the “burial of the sardine”, an ancient rite symbolizing the burial of worldly frivolity, on the Tuesday before the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday.
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carnaval
m carnival
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carnaval nm
: carnival
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carnaval n carnival

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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