In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(celebración)partyfiesta de cumpleaños — birthday party
- dieron una gran fiesta — they threw / had a big party
- cualquier visita es una fiesta para ella — every visit is a treat for her
- los vecinos están de fiesta — the neighbors are having a party
- aguar la fiesta — to be a wet blanket
- hacerle fiestas a algn — to make a fuss of sb
- no estoy para fiestas — I'm not in the mood for fun and games
- tener la fiesta en paz — to enjoy some peace and quiet
- tengamos la fiesta en paz — (expresando fastidio) cut it out!
2.1(día festivo)holidayel lunes es fiesta — Monday is a holiday
- santificar las fiestas — to observe feast days
2.2fiestas feminine plural(festejos)fiestafestivalfestive seasonesta semana son las fiestas del pueblo — this week the town's holding its annual festival / fiesta
- ¡felices fiestas! — (en Navidad) Merry Christmas!
- ¿dónde vas a pasar estas fiestas? — where are you going to spend the holidays?
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