carnaval translation | Spanish-English dictionary

Search also in: Web News Encyclopedia Images Context


1    (=fiesta)   carnival
2      (Rel)   Shrovetide  
martes de carnaval      Shrove Tuesday  
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. Although banned under Franco, partly because of the irreverent nature of the activities and partly because of the dangers posed by people wandering around freely in disguise, Carnaval has recently enjoyed a revival in Spain, with Cádiz and Tenerife being particularly well known for their celebrations.  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
Shrove Tuesday
Shrove Tuesday
'carnaval' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
el Martes de Carnaval
el Martes de Carnaval
To add entries to your own vocabulary, become a member of Reverso community or login if you are already a member. It's easy and only takes a few seconds:
Or sign up in the traditional way
"carnaval": examples and translations in context
Sería ingenuo subestimar los efectos de este carnaval. It would be naive to underestimate the effects of this carnival.
Al menos podemos ver el carnaval. At least we got to see the carnival.
Por carnaval mi madre me hizo un disfraz de princesa. For carnivale my mother made me a Princess costume.
Unos Chimpanses y tendríamos un carnaval. Add some chimps, we'll have a carnival.
Unos simios y tendríamos un carnaval. Add some chimps, we'll have a carnival.
Patusan será un carnaval salvaje y bullicioso. Patusan will be like a wild and noisy carnival.
See how “carnaval” is translated from Spanish to English with more examples in context

  • Create your own vocabulary list
  • Contribute to the Collaborative Dictionary
  • Improve and share your linguistic knowledge