Questions tagged [español-neutral]

Questions seeking words and phrases which will be uniformly understood throughout Spain, Guinea and the Americas in the face of wide regional variations. // Preguntas sobre palabras o frases que se entiendan por igual en España, Guinea y las Américas a pesar de las diferencias regionales.

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“¡No todas somos perras!”

Esta frase me es algo confusa, porque parece que la persona que lo dice se excluye de ser "perra" pero por otro lado puede entenderse como que se está llamando a sí misma como tal. ¿Alguien podría ...
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How to say “She is the best Spanish speaker in the house”?

I'm doing this for a Spanish project, but I can't figure it out. Would it be 'Ella es la mejor hablar de español en la casa'? I think it would, but I'm not sure.
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¿Cuál sería una buena traducción para “Consumer Disclosure” y “Dashboard”?

Estoy traduciendo un sitio web al español y hay un link que dice "Consumer Disclosure". Si lo fuera a traducir al español sería: Divulgación de los consumidores Pero en mi opinión suena muy rara ...
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¿Qué sería “sausage roll” en español?

Según la Wikipedia, sausage roll es un piscolabis o tentempié para llevar, muy popular en la Commonwealth. Consta de una envoltura de hojaldre con un relleno de sausage meat (¿carne picada?) que se ...
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How can I say “How many more students like biking than swimming?” in Spanish?

Do the following translations look right? English: How many more students like biking than swimming? How many more students like apples than oranges? Spanish: ¿A cuántos estudiantes ...
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How can I say “How many more apples does John have than Phil?” in Spanish?

Does the following translation make sense in Spanish? What would be the appropriate translation? English: How many more apples does John have than Phil? Spanish: ¿Cuántos más manzanas tiene ...
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What is asking me with “Marque la sílaba tónica”?

Can anyone help me understand what it wants me to write for the question on "Marque la sílaba tónica?" Also, what's the difference between ah, ha, a, and hay?
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What exactly is wrong with this translation? “El acantilado más alto que puede caer de confianza es”

I heard this proverb once in passing; both in English and Spanish. The highest cliff you can fall from is trust Using Google Translate, I tried to get the Spanish translation (below), but it doesn'...
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Difference between “sima” and “cueva”?

What are the difference between the words "sima" and "cueva"? It's just a formal way to say it? Are they synonymous?
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What is the rule/reason behind usage of “de” vs “del”

In Spanish, many words are composed of two nouns, e.g., el suelo del bosque - the forest floor el salto de agua - the waterfall la copa del árbol - the tree top My problem is that I sometimes ...
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Would someone care to correct or confirm my Spanish sample? [closed]

I have a small computer program that I need to make multi-lingual. To that end, I have used a few of the online translators. They have not worked very well for me in the past but it gives me a place ...
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Is there a difference between “mítad” and “mitad” as the Spanish word for “half” in English?

Is there a difference between "mítad" and "mitad" as the Spanish word for "half" in English? I have seen it written with both the i and the í (with an accent) and was curious what the difference was,...
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¿Cómo interpretar mejor símbolos matemáticos y cifras en textos publicitarios?

De acuerdo a un texto en inglés, tal como se muestra a continuación: > 150,000,000 $ in sales. Quería saber, las personas que hablan completamente español, ¿Cómo entenderían esta oración ...
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How to say “lay on one side” in Spanish?

I was wondering how do people say "lay on one side" in Spanish. I need it as an imperative to use at gym or something(not while you're sleeping). I searched "tumbarse a un lado" but couldn't find any ...
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¿Qué significa la frase “me mamas morra”?

Me gustaría saber qué 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 Latina-México. ...
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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 most ...
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How to introduce myself to my teacher?

How can I introduce myself using Spanish language? Is this correct? Me llamo Marco. Mi nombre es Marco. Mi apellido es Cruz. Tengo 22 años. Soy filipino. Soy de Filipinas. Soy de Cebú. Hablo ...
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How to correctly ask a bartender for a drink in Madrid?

I've seen various versions but not sure what would be an acceptable polite phrase. In Mexico a bartender told me it's "ME DAS un mojito, por favor", in Barcelona a waitress told me I can just say "...
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Listing mixed male and female nouns. Muchos or muchas?

If I'm listing four things, three of which are female, would I say muchas or muchos? Tiene muchos playas, montañas, tiendas y restaurantes If restaurantes is male then do I start the sentence with ...
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Difference between Mexican Spanish and Spanish? [closed]

What are the main difference between South American Spanish and Spanish ?
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Perfect or Perfect subjunctive for comprar?

I'm totally confused between where to use the perfect and the perfect subjunctive when talking about the past. E.g they bought in the past... So would this be habían comprado Spanish Dict ...
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What is a generic word to refer to “icing”?

Icing refers to a creamy, sugary topping used on cakes, cupcakes, to fill twinkies, etc. It's typically made from butter or shortening and sugar, and often food coloring. What is a word in Spanish ...
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¿Cuál es la puntuación más común para los números?

Hay dos formas más comunes de puntuación para los números. Como en inglés: 1,000.00 O como en muchas partes de Europa: 1.000,00 Entiendo que las dos formas existen en español. Ya tengo un ...
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Which style of hat represents the Spanish language the best? [closed]

Spanish, as most know (and probably all who are reading this), is spoken in many countries, but the cultures of the speakers differ widely, especially between Spain and Latin America. What I want to ...
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Translation of Sulfur Hexafluoride in spanish?

Sulfur Hexafluoride is a gas mixture. I'm using Sulfur Hexafluoride at work and I need to translate some documents into Spanish. Can anyone help me? How do you say Sulfur Hexafluoride in Spanish? ...
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“Home” in a non-literal sense

I know home translates as casa or, in some contexts, hogar. But both these terms refer to a more literal idea than I'd like to use at times. They both seem to refer to the actual house. Let's imagine ...
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“Just do it” in Spanish

I am trying to translate the famous Nike tagline in the most natural Spanish possible. From what I have learned at SE and elsewhere, I have come up with: Sólo hazlo But I am curious to see if ...
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¿Cómo se dice “in the way” para expresar que estás siendo bloqueado?

How would you tell somebody they are "in the way"? Like for example, too many people are in the kitchen and you want to tell somebody that they are "in the way" Is this correct? Estás en el ...
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Why is the sound of the alphabet “j” different in Spanish, English, German and French? [closed]

The alphabet "j" is pronounced differently in the following major European languages: Spanish: justo /ˈxusto/ English:  just  /d͡ʒʌst/ German: junge /ˈjʊŋə/ French:  juste  /ʒyst/ How is ...
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How is “se” used in the context of passive voice?

How is "se" used in sentences with passive voice? For eg: The book is being read by me, Pizza is being delivered by her etc.
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When does one replace “le/les” with the pronoun “se”?

When are the object pronouns le/les replaced with se?
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Uso invertido de palabras cariñosas e insultos

En mi tierra es bastante normal, en el uso coloquial, encontrar invertido el uso de las palabras cariñosas y los insultos: "Mira, cariño, una cosa te voy a decir..." -dicho a una persona con la que ...
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¿Cuáles son las distinciones más importantes del castellano amazónico del Perú?

Se dice aquí que hay cinco variaciones del español hablado en el Perú, y que el español amazónico parece predominar en un área geográficamente más extensa que los otros dialectos. Supongo que hay ...
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How do you say “I'm gonna get you!”?

When I'm chasing my baby around the room, I frequently tell him, "I'm gonna get you!" and catch him and tickle him. Is there a similar expression in Spanish? I'd love to find something that can be ...