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Questions tagged [desambiguación]

Preguntas sobre cómo eliminar ambigüedades en una expresión. // Questions about how to remove ambiguity from a sentence.

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Distinguishing "politics" from "policy" in the same sentence

There's an earlier discussion on "politics" versus "policy" in Spanish, "Domestic politics" and "domestic policy" in Spanish? both of which are "política&...
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Capturing the difference between "I go nowhere." vs "I don't go anywhere" in Spanish

"I am going nowhere" and "I don't go anywhere" both translate to "No voy a ningún lugar" as they basically mean the same thing. But there is is a change in emphasis between the two (reference: https:/...
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Adjective describing noun versus result of verb

Spanish noob here - I just encountered this on Duolingo: Felipe pinta su dormitorio azul. Which translates to: Felipe is painting his bedroom blue. This is very confusing for me - I'm not ...
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Distinguish between "to quote" and "to cite" in Spanish

I just came across this question at French.SE and realized that Spanish has a similar "problem": we use the verb citar both for quoting someone and for citing some work. The answer to the linked ...