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"Feast" is a noun which is often translated as "el banquete", and "festival" is a noun which is often translated as "el festival". Learn more about the difference between "feast" and "festival" below.
feast(
fist
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (extravagant meal)
a. el banquete
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A feast was prepared in honor of the war heroes.Se preparó un banquete en honor a los héroes de la guerra.
After the wedding, the father of the bride threw a feast to celebrate the newlyweds.Después de la boda, el padre de la novia preparó un banquete para celebrar a los recién casados.
b. el festín
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The neighbors held a feast to celebrate the construction of the new park.Los vecinos hicieron un festín para celebrar la construcción del nuevo parque.
c. la comilona
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
We had a feast on graduation day.Nos dimos una comilona el día de la graduación.
2. (religious)
a. la fiesta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We celebrated the feast of St. Catherine last weekend.Celebramos la fiesta de Santa Catalina el pasado fin de semana.
3. (abundance)
a. el derroche
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The jazz festival was a feast of talent.El festival de jazz fue un derroche de talento.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to regale)
a. agasajar
The president feasted the visiting dignitaries after the signing of the peace treaty.El presidente agasajó a los dignatarios visitantes tras la firma del tratado de paz.
The town feasted the returning soldiers.El pueblo agasajó a los soldados que volvieron.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to eat well)
a. darse un banquete
We feasted on a wide array of locally produced meat and vegetables.Nos dimos un banquete de un amplio surtido de carne y verduras locales.
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festival(
fehst
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vuhl
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (celebration)
a. el festival
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The city hosts a festival every year showcasing Wagner's operas.La ciudad monta un festival anual de la ópera de Wagner.
2. (religious)
a. la festividad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Holi is a Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of spring.Holi es una festividad hindú que celebra la llegada de la primavera.
b. la fiesta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We celebrate several religious festivals in May.Celebramos varias fiestas religiosas en mayo.
3. (party)
a. el festival
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The school festival will take place in June.El festival de la escuela tendrá lugar en junio.
b. la fiesta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The neighborhood festival is scheduled for next Saturday.La fiesta del barrio está prevista para el próximo sábado.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (related to a festival)
a. festivo
There was a festival atmosphere in the whole town after the parade.En toda la ciudad se respiraba un ambiente festivo después del desfile.
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