festivity
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Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 1).
festivity
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (festival)
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).
Carnival is the most important yearly festivity in many Brazilian cities.El carnaval es la festividad anual más importante en muchas ciudades brasileñas.
I have school off tomorrow because on Saint Michael's Day there is a religious festivity in my town.No tengo escuela mañana porque en el día de San Miguel hay una festividad religiosa en mi ciudad.
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).
Caitlyn is planning a major festivity for her birthday.Caitlyn está planeando una fiesta importante para su cumpleaños.
c. la celebración
(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).
Their wedding day was an endless festivity.El día de su boda fue una celebración sin fin.
2. (joy)
a. el regocijo
(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).
We enjoyed a moment of festivity last night when we decorated the Christmas tree.Disfrutamos de un momento de regocijo anoche cuando decoramos el árbol de Navidad.
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festivity
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el regocijo
(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 festivitiesla celebración, las fiestas
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festivity [fesˈtɪvɪtɪ]
noun
1 (celebration) fiesta (f); festividad (f); (joy) regocijo (m)
2 festivities festejos (m); fiestas (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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