How best to translate a phrase, word, or concept in Spanish from another source language, such as English.

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What is the proper translation for 'Dunnage', from English

I can't seem to find an obvious choice by browsing product literature, which is my usual tactic. This is the concept I want a Spanish word for: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunnage
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¿“Feedback” en castellano?

La palabra inglesa "feedback" se usa muy extensamente en castellano para diferentes conceptos: Mecanismo por el cual un sistema se alimenta de sí mismo (algo circular). Proceso de obtención de ...
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How to translate dates to Spanish?

I want to make questions about calendar. I will show the calendar of January and ask those questions in Spanish. How can I ask these questions in Spanish. Q1: Today is Jan. 15. What date was last ...
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Translation of a “district health authority”

I have to translate a report into Spanish from Turkish. In Turkey, Istanbul, we have districts in cities, see here for mine. In this question, let's call the district's name as Şişli (so you can give ...
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Que significa la frase: “me mama´s morra”?

Me gustarías saber que significa la frase: me mama´s morra/ me mamas morra Es algo feo o es una expresión en sentido positivo? Creo que este tipo de frases se usa solo en America ...
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¿Cómo se traduciría al español la palabra “snippet”?

En informática, los snippets son pedazos de código rehusable (funciones, métodos, etc). ¿Cuál sería su significado en español?
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¿Cómo traducir la expresión idiomática inglesa “as is”?

Me gusta mucho la frase idiomática inglesa "as is": as is in the state that something is in at the present time: Will you wait till it's finished or take it home as is? Aparece con ...
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Which translation of “The Velveteen Rabbit” is most accurate?

Just on Amazon, I can see: El Conejo De Pana, El Conejo De Felpa, and El Conejo De Terciopelo (additional links). Clearly, these are different translations, as even the titles are translated ...
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¿Puede “hopefully” traducirse como “ojalá”?

Buscando la traducción de "hopefully" en WordReference veo que se menciona con suerte con optimismo Sin embargo, me pregunto: ¿podría también traducirse como "ojalá"? Según la RAE, esta es su ...
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¿Cómo se dice “remake” en castellano?

¿Existe alguna palabra en castellano -preferentemente aceptada por la RAE- que sea una traducción del concepto remake? Esto es, hacer algo otra vez en el contexto de una película o libro. Me vienen a ...
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Translation of “After classes were over at X College, I went to Japan with my family”

How can I translate this? After classes were over at X College, I went to Japan with my family. So far I have: Después de las clases habían terminado en X College, fui a Japan con mi ...
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¿Cómo expresar “sympathy” o “condolence” en español?

Ya sé que esta pregunta es un poco general, así que voy a tratar de especificar: Digamos que un pariente de un amigo murió. ¿Cuales son algunas palabras/frase que yo podría usar? ¿O que escribiría en ...
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Am I the only who thinks “longitud” is a weird word for “length”?

I read this: Si todo va bien, el array debe estar vacío y su longitud debe ser 0. ...which is translated as this: If all goes well, the array must be empty and its length must be 0. Since ...
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Is “funciones de retorno” best translated as “return functions” or “callback functions”?

In this phrase: Las funciones de retorno de los métodos Meteor siempre tienen dos argumentos, error y result. Is "funciones de retorno" best translated as "return functions" or "callback ...
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Do Browsers have eyelashes?

I'm reading this: De todas formas, es importante apuntar que el objeto de Session no es compartido entre distintos usuarios, ni siquiera entre distintas pestañas del navegador ... and, in my ...
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Tengo un PEDO salvador

Me gustaría saber qué significa la palabra "pedo", utilizada por Bersuit Vergarabat en la canción "Espíritu de Esta Selva". Tengo un PEDO salvador, nacido en Latinoamerica, Don Leopardo ...
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Best translation of “binoculars”: gemelos, binoculares, or prismáticos

Wiktionary lists three possible translations for "binoculars": gemelos binoculares prismáticos Google translate prefers binoculares, but also offers prismáticos as an alternative. Which is the ...
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¿Parabén o parabeno?

Hace ya unos años que las compañías de cosmética vienen anunciando la ausencia de productos dañinos o sospechosos en sus fórmulas. Uno de ellos es una serie de productos generalmente sintéticos con un ...
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“Embedding” in Spanish?

I always have difficulties to translate the English word embedding to Spanish. I see that RAE has the word: Embeber tr. Dicho de un cuerpo sólido: Absorber a otro líquido. La esponja ...
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Traducción: “America or burst”

No sé a santo de qué ha venido hace poco a mi memoria el recuerdo de la serie Perfect Strangers (titulada Primos Lejanos en España). Aún recuerdo como de pequeño, al ver los títulos de crédito, me ...
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“Rollback” in Spanish?

A "rollback" in Stack Exchange is an action to get a post back to a certain revision in its history. It even has the badge Cleanup for those doing it for the first time. I was wondering: how can ...
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How would you translate “Dashboard” from a web application point of view?

I'm developing a few web applications at the moment, and they have a global database of translations behind them, so that they can be used well across various languages My Spanish is still fairly ...
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Using the word “hot” as “beautiful/attractive”?

How can I use the word "Hot" as "Beautiful/attractive" in spanish? She is a hot girl Ella esta una bonita chica Ella es tan Caliente Do the above sentences make sense in spanish?
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Translation of “tomate perita”

I was reading this recipe for Guiso Argentino and came across the following line in the list of ingredients: Tomate perita 1 lata Google translate gives me "adept" or "proficient" for "perita" ...
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lords and ladies

I am trying to learn spanish by watching "Juego de Tronos" ("Game of Thrones"). Frequently, people say what sounds like "mi lord" or "mi lady", but the subtitles usually show "señor(a)". To a native ...
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What does “malditas ganas” mean?

There is a popular song now entitled "Malditas Ganas" According to google translate, this is "damn win" That can't be quite right. What is the singer really trying to convey with that?
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What does “de la fila” mean in this context?

Listening to a Spanish radio station this morning, they were counting up the top 10 songs. With at least several of them, they would say, "de la fila" such as: "...Numero cinco, de la fila" Google ...
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What does “alimentarse del viento” mean?

If someone puts the phrase "Alimentarse del viento" as their status on a social site, what does it mean?
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What is “Los Plebes”?

I'm enamored with a musical group called Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho. My take on the name was that "Los Plebes del Rancho" was literally "the plebians of the ranch" and thus they were ...
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Banking terminology: “cuentas” vs “cuentas claras”

What is the difference in banking terms between "cuentas" and "cuentas claras"? The latter seems to be a service for which the bank charges a fee.
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How should “Advertencia” be translated as a section appearing at the start of a book?

I am reading "Los Indios" by Antonio Batres Jáuregui; the book begins with a section marked "ADVERTENCIA" A translation of this word appears to be "Warning" or "Caveat", but I reckon there's probably ...
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¿Cuál es la mejor traducción para “Goddamn”?

Ayer leía un cómic de Batman, escrito y dibujado por Snyder y Capullo y me encontré con que en una de las viñetas decía: "... It's the g-censored!-n Batman" Con el "censored!" ya añadido por el ...
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Are “hot dogs” (the food) really “perritos calientes” in Spanish?

In Cristina Henriquez' novel "El Libro de Los Americanos Desconocidos", the American food item known as "hot dogs" is translated as "perritos calientes" (literally "hot dogs" or "dogs hot"). Is this ...
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Is this a stutter?

In Cristina Henriquez' novel "El Libro de Los Americanos Desconocidos" (very interesting so far, by the way) there is this: "¿Que qué tal ha ido?" Is this double "que" redundant? Is it simply ...
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“To suggest/To propose” something in Spanish

I'm writing an email where I'd like to say: "I suggest we meet at the same time and place, only change the day to Friday." The verb offered by translation software is sugerir. In the definition ...
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Cómo empezar una “web” en ingles como esta? [closed]

Dentro de un año, quizas te hubiera gustado comenzar hoy. Cómo traducir?
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Why is “Dawn” translated “Mediodía”?

Me parece que "mediodía" significa "noon" y "dawn" debe ser "amanecer," pero: In "The Outcasts of Poker Flat / Los Desterrados de Poker Flat" (por Bret Harte) the original English has this: ...
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Why is the 23rd translated as the 22nd day of the month?

In "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" by Bret Harte, it says: ...on the morning of the twenty-third of November, ... The Spanish translation ("Los Desterrados de Poker Flat") has it thus: ...en la mañana ...
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How can you translate “blues for yesterday”?

Well, I'm trying to translate: I got the blues for yesterday My intuition tells me that the closest translation to Spanish would be: Tuve los Blues de ayer Is this correct? Or is there a ...
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Phrasing the future… In 5 years I think I will

I'm trying to say the phrase "In two years I think I will work in a lab". I've been playing around with my spanish book and I've come up with the phrase "En dos años creo voy a trabajo en ...
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What is a more sensible way to translate “The Kid”?

In "The Luck of Roaring Camp" by Bret Harte, the translator translated "The Kid" (one of the things the miners called a baby, in addition to "Stumpy's Boy" and "d---d little cuss") as "el corderito." ...
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translation of “private tutor”

Having trouble coming up with a clear way of expressing "private tutor" (American English) in a letter to a school district in Spanish. Suggestions? (I don't want there to be any confusion as to ...
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How to understand the following translation?

I have been reading "The Sound and the Fury" by William Faulkner, and it happens that I also have a Spanish translation of this novel. The title in Spanish is "El ruido y la furia." Here is a ...
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How + adjective construction

En un restaurante anoche quería preguntar al mesero How big is __, pero no sabía la manera de decirlo. Mi amigo español no sabía tampoco, pero dijo que se puede decir Cuán grande (formal), Cómo de ...
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“off topic” en castellano

"Off topic" es un término que se usa regularmente hoy en día, preferentemente en temas informáticos pero cada vez más en temas más generales. Sin embargo, no deja de ser un anglicismo al que creo que ...
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Difference between “adiós” and “chau”?

What is the diffrence between adiós and chau? Do they both mean "GoodBye"? I am going now, see you tomorrow, ¡Adios! I am going now, see you tomorrow, ¡Chau!
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What is this song title and band name?

In listening to Spanish radio lately, I really love some of the music played, such as "El Amor de su Vida" (easy enough to understand), and "Te Metiste" But what does the title mean? And the name of ...
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The correct translation for “ Casa de los Perros”

What is the correct way to say "Casa de los Perros"" 1 .- House of Dogs 2 .- House of the Dogs. Here is a link to the page with a photo of Casa de los Perros
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How do you respond to “saludos a todos”

What is the correct response when someone says to you Saludos a todos
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How to correctly ask a bar tender for a drink in Madrid?

I've seen various versions but not sure what would be an acceptable polite phrase. In Mexico a bar tender told me it's "ME DAS un mojito, por favor", in Barcelona a waitress told me I can just say " ...