A church I'm working with has an event called a "hymn sing." (A leader takes requests and the group sings random hymns from a specified hymnal.)

I need to translate "hymn sing" to Spanish, but can't find a translation that suits me -- "himno cantar" was one suggestion, "reunión de cantar himnos" was another.

I'm hoping that this community can help. Thanks.

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    'Canto de himnos' seria mi primera opcion
    – DGaleano
    Jul 27, 2016 at 16:12

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Hymn is easy and unambiguous. On the other hand, "sing" has many meanings.

I think the meaning you want is "the abstract act and effect of singing", therefore you should use the Spanish word "canto". Maybe "canto de himnos"

  • ¡Muchísimas gracías, Amigo! Estaba pensando con toda fuerza - y sabía que sería algo muy fácil - pero no me aguanté saber la traducción.
    – donatona
    Jul 27, 2016 at 21:04

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