Translation of parade in Spanish:


desfile, n.

Pronunciation /pəˈreɪd//pəˈreɪd/


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    desfile masculine
    Military desfile masculine
    Military parada feminine
    fashion parade desfile de modas / de modelos
    • he made a parade of his knowledge/wealth estuvo haciendo alarde de sus conocimientos/su dinero
    • There will be military parades, exhibitions, displays of more than 100 wartime vehicles and a D-Day battle scenario on Morecambe beach close to the lifeboat station.
    • Participating in the parade were visiting troops from Britain, France and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
    • Government rallies, held around the country, include military parades and speeches.
    • Civic events were enlivened by military parades and bands, while civil disorder was suppressed by troops acting in support of the gendarmerie, which was itself a branch of the armed forces.
    • Drills, physical exercises, bayonet exercises, inspections, schools, parades, marches, and reviews occupied the soldiers.
    • Later that day his body was delivered to the Spanish Army in a formal military parade.
    • The parade will lead to the Market Place where Father Christmas will switch on the town's Christmas lights from the balcony of the Bear Hotel.
    • It was a grand affair, with troop parades, poems, songs, a feast and the unveiling of a trophy.
    • The troops do a ceremonial parade to mark the start of the proceedings.
    • Militia units, particularly elite volunteer regiments, used the occasion to march in parades and display their military prowess and social standing.
    • The president salutes army troops during a military parade yesterday, during the final inspection before leaving office.
    • Military parades and reviews, not surprisingly in a country ruled by a general, were an almost daily spectacle.
    • The military parade, a colourful pageant with troops, armoured vehicles and aircraft roaring overhead, continued uninterrupted.
    • Sir Charles Court, who was involved in ensuring a military presence in the region, inspected the parade and delivered an address to the gathering.
    • Cleland took his cine camera and filmed the army parade in Red Square, and was astonished not to be arrested.
    • The parade will set off from Victoria Square at 2.35 pm to walk through the town centre towards Bolton Parish Church in Churchgate for a service at 3pm.
    • Prestwich Carnival at the weekend will hold a large parade and carnival in St Mary's Park and through Prestwich, which will be promoting green transport.
    • The parade will set off from Albert Square at about 1pm this Sunday and wind its way to Chinatown for an afternoon of celebration.
    • I think my favourite part of the parade was seeing a five-year-old dressed as Minnie Mouse walk the complete route.
    • Dozens of people lined Salisbury Street in Amesbury to watch a parade from the car park to St Mary and St Melor Church.
    • ‘When I saw the military in parades, I got a very patriotic feeling,’ she recalled.
    • The crowd and live television audience were treated to a spectacular display of military parades, flypasts and parachutists.
    • After the inspection, the parade marched through the city centre with colours flying, drums beating and bayonets fixed.
    • The parade arrived back in the square for the countdown to midnight and the new year was welcomed in with a magnificent display of fireworks, with young and old then wishing each other a happy new year.
    • National Day is more ceremonial, including military parades, cannonades, and a ‘Te Deum’ sung in the national cathedral.
    • The band played traditional marches in a formal way for review parades and retreat formations.
    • Traditional Spanish dancers will be performing and a parade will start in the square on Saturday.
    • The government sponsors civic and military parades for political holidays such as the Fourth of July and Constitution Day.
    • We are collecting photographs of the festival as a record and for future publicity and are particularly seeking good ones of the lantern parade.
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    formación feminine
    to be on parade (on display) estar en exposición / a la vista de todos
    • The exhibition also saw a parade of ethnic dresses for men, women and kids.
    • There are countless winks to the audience as a parade of stars appears in self-effacing cameos.
    • There was a parade of other celebrities - all of whom were featured in that US magazine.
    • Of course, the world of sport has witnessed an endless parade of celebrities.
    • It was tough concentrating, because there on the pavement was a non-stop parade of women who appeared to be lifetime members of the What Not To Wear Club.
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    (of shops)
    hilera de tiendas feminine
    • The post office, which also sells toys, stationery and cards, is on a long parade of shops.
    • To support the team's work, Merton Council has arranged to clean graffiti free of charge from small shop parades.
    • A little further away on Boroughbridge Road a very popular bakery closed and will now be demolished for flats, which seems a bit strange because it was part of a parade of shops.
    • A giant community mural is the latest idea to perk up a shopping parade plagued by nuisance youths.
    • It wants to build a £15m supermarket on the site, together with a small parade of shops and an office development.

transitive verb

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    (placards) desfilar con
    (knowledge/feelings) hacer alarde de
    (knowledge/feelings) hacer ostentación de
    (knowledge/feelings) alardear de
    (jewelry/wealth) hacer ostentación de
    (wealth/jewelry) ostentar
    (prisoner) hacer desfilar
    they paraded placards condemning the decision desfilaron con pancartas que condenaban la decisión
    • For the first time inflatables were included in the colourful procession with one band parading a 20 ft blow-up star!
    • They become immediately boring when they deteriorate into merely parading their ‘knowledge’.
    • Domed ceilings, Georgian columns and plunging chandeliers exude palatial grandeur, an impression enhanced by the amount of jewellery paraded by Glasgow's glitterati.
    • They will be strutting down the beaches of Ibiza parading the latest designer gear.
    • The thought of Nina clinging to Scott's arm and parading him all over school for the rest of the day made a wave of nausea sweep over me.
    • An estimated 750,000 people lined London's streets to pay tribute to his victorious team as it paraded the trophy on an open-topped bus tour of the capital.
    • The stadium staged its first meeting on July 30, 1932, when legendary greyhound Mick the Miller was paraded around the track.
    • The King paraded his army, hoping to impress and perhaps intimidate.
    • The university students swagger down here as though it were a catwalk, parading their Parisian clothes.
    • They chased a now fully-clothed offender, nabbed him and marched him back over the fence and paraded him past the crowd in the Merv Cowan stand.
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    (march, walk)
    (streets) desfilar por
    • Impossibly beautiful girls are parading down the Promenade des Anglais, hurling bright sprays of Mimosa to a boisterous crowd.
    • Almost the entire crew of 250 officers and men will parade through York on Friday morning to exercise their right of Freedom of the City.
    • Where once hundreds of US airmen paraded, police officers from Scotland's seven forces now patrol.
    • The sight and sound of predominately young males parading around the county with stereos thumping and large exhausts growling is a growing nuisance.
    • Municipal councilors, government employees and the general public then paraded around town to welcome in the Thai New Year.
    • Up to 94 workers from both plants paraded to City Hall before the meeting.
    • The thought of parading himself in public like that was not entirely to his taste, but he knew that it was necessary if he was going to be elected.
    • Eight uniformed servicemen will parade on a float as part of the procession this weekend, and a mobile recruiting office is to be set up.
    • The young man paraded about, stripping off his shirt to display his ostensible wounds to the police and passers-by.
    • Three of the ladies arrived late but were allowed to parade, slotted between the procession of kings.
    • Those who dislike any form of martial mimicry or organised religion do not want to see their children parading and marching to church in uniform.
    • My mother would often parade in public places with me whenever she would go out and I was not doing anything at home.
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    (troops) hacer formar

intransitive verb

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    (march, walk)
    the boys paraded around, showing off to the girls los muchachos se pavoneaban delante de las chicas
    • to parade up and down (swagger, strut) andar de aquí para allá pavoneándose
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    self-interest parading as humanitarianism el propio interés haciéndose pasar por humanitarismo
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