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last day Does it make sense to say the last day of Fair we have fireworks I am referring to "Sevilla fair " which is famous in Spain. I wondered how you refer to it , Some say Fair is not the correct word. Feria is the Spanish name, how would you describe it? Does the following description make sense? At Fair women dress traditional costumes called " flamenca dress" . It is a long colourful dress with flares People dance "sevillanas " a traditional dance , and drink sherry. All this takes place in " casetas" which are provisional stands ??? ( dont know what to call them) covered with canvas where a bar counter is set. another part is the amusement park where all types of rides are Thanks
Jan 18, 2016 9:32 PM
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I either translate "feria" as "fair" or "festival", depending on the type of feria that it is. "Fair" in the UK is normally something smaller, found in a village and not in a city, and normally with shops selling things. A "festival" is normally associated with music, but does not have to be. Therefore: "Sevilla Festival" is what I would call it! Here are some corrections for your description: At the Sevilla Festival women wear traditional costumes called "Flamenca dresses" . They are long, colourful dresses with flares. People dance "Sevillanas", a traditional dance , and drink sherry. All this takes place in "casetas" which are provisional stands (perfect) covered with canvas where they set up a bar to sell......? Another part is the amusement park where you can find all types of rides.
January 18, 2016
The first sentence depends on whether you're refering specifically to "Sevilla Fair", in which case it should be written as: "On the last day of Fair we have fireworks." If, however, you refer to the fair as "a fair" (that is, not specifically "Sevilla Fair"), it should be written as: "On the last day of the fair we have fireworks." Hope you can understand what i mean. At the Fair women dress in traditional costumes called "flamenca dresses". It is a long, colourful dress with flares. People dance "sevillanas", a traditional dance, and drink sherry. All this takes place in "casetas" which are provisional stands(?) covered with canvas where a bar counter is set. Another part is the amusement park where there are all types of rides.
January 18, 2016
When you're writing about a specific fair, you should use its proper name the first time it is mentioned. In this case, you'd say something like, "The Seville Fair is held every year in Seville, Spain." And then every time you mention the word fair again in your story, you can leave out Seville and just call it "the fair." So, for example, you could then say: "On the last day of the fair we have fireworks." "At the fair, women dress in traditional costumes all "flamenca dresses." They are long and colorful with flares." (I think you might mean ruffles, rather than flares.) People dance 'sevillanas,' a traditional dance, and drink sherry. All this takes place in 'casetas,' a special kind of canvas tent with a counter and bar inside, set up especially for the fair. Another part of the fair features an amusement park with all types of rides. (Carnival might be better than amusement park in this example--carnival is a temporary ride setup, whereas an amusement park is usually a permanent venue.)
January 18, 2016
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