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Preguntas sobre la relación entre los idiomas español e inglés. // Questions about the relationship between Spanish and English languages.

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What’s the difference between “pelo” and “pierna”?

In Spanish, what’s the difference between “pelo” and “pierna”. Both mean “leg”, but when would you use one over the other? Please explain making reference to the below. Pero dicen que Fernández tiene ...
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Why 'bizarre' (English) and 'bizarro' (Spanish) have different meanings?

I understand that both words came from the Italian word bizzarro. However, why their meaning is so different? According to the Cambridge Dictionary: Bizarre: adjective. Very strange and unusual. ...
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Why is “brazen” translated as “bronze”?

In the English edition of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (at least the version available on gutenberg.org), this sentence appears: "It's the brazen serpent in the wilderness! The Spanish ...
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Is the Spanish word “jamón” cognate with the English word “ham”?

In linguistics, cognates are words that have a common etymological origin. A cognate etymon need not be inherited directly from a proto-language; the etymon can be borrowed from some other language, ...
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What is the difference (if any) between “comenzar” and “empezar”?

I am currently in highschool Spanish III, so I am rather ignorant of the language as a whole. I learned that "comenzar" means, roughly, "to begin", and "empezar" means, roughly, "to start". In English ...
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¿Por qué en América se usa(ba) más «goma de mascar» que «chicle»?

En mi infancia, cuando la mayoría de doblajes y traducciones al español todavía se hacían en América en vez de aquí en España, recuerdo que me chocaba mucho que al chicle lo llamasen 'goma de mascar': ...
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How is “Stack Exchange” pronounced in practice in a non-bilingual environment?

How is "Stack Exchange" pronounced in practice in a non-bilingual environment? Reason I'm asking: in Mexico, at least, proper names starting with ST are uncomfortable for those not fluent in English (...
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Spanish words/phrases to tell someone you like them romantically.

What is a good, casual phrase to convey feelings of attraction and emotion without being vulgar,or too forward? I want to acknowledge someone as more than a friend, like telling someone you "like, ...
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Does Spanish “estribo” come from English “stirrup”?

In a Linguistics.SE question I asked some time ago, someone made this comment: Sounds as if the Spanish [estribor] has been folk-etymologised to refer to 'estribo' - I wonder if that in turn is a ...
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Translation-golf XXI - Death or Glory

The Clash es uno de los grupos más importantes del movimiento punk y el álbum London Calling el más representativo de la banda en el cual se definirá su estilo musical (soul, rockabilly, ska, reggae......
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¿Es correcto usar “condescender” para hablar de tratar a alguien con superioridad?

El DLE nos define condescender como: condescender Del lat. condescendĕre. 1. intr. Acomodarse por bondad al gusto y voluntad de alguien. Sin embargo, cada vez más lo veo utilizado en un ...
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Equivalente en español de “bath” vs “shower”

En inglés, se distingue claramente entre el uso de: I'm going to take a shower. Contra: I'm going to take a bath. El primero es un baño diario rápido, regular, con regadera solamente. El ...
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Phrases in Spanish that are almost identical to English - who influenced whom?

There are quite many language constructs in (Latin American) Spanish that resemble English. Examples: fuera de servicio - out of service tener un punto - to have a point marcar la diferencia - to ...
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Translation Golf XIII - In a hole in the ground

Vamos a dedicar la edición de la buena suerte del translation-golf a la introducción de The Hobbit. In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends ...
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Translation Golf XII - Norse Mythology de Neil Gaiman

He pensado en publicar una nueva entrada, por si alguien anda aburrido y quiere participar. Esta es la descripción de uno de los mundos que componen el universo de la mitología nórdica, de la mano de ...
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Where does «estribor» come from?

In Spanish, the right side of a ship (and everything beyond said side) is called «estribor». I know enough about sailing to guess that it can't possibly have anything to do with a «estribo» (which is ...
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Translation Golf XI - The Doom that Came to Sarnath

H.P. Lovecraft es un autor estadounidense de novelas fantásticas y relatos de terror, entre los que destacan sus Mitos de Cthulu. Para el translation golf de esta semana he elegido un texto ...
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Translation Golf X (Files): The UFO Menace

Ya que me tocó elegir el texto, traigo un fragmento de uno de los cuentos de humor absurdo de Woody Allen, The UFO Menace, que tiene algunas palabrejas complicadas que no se pueden traducir, que yo ...
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Translation-golf IX: V's introduction

El siguiente texto es la introducción que V hace para presentarse formalmente a Eve Hammond en V for Vendetta: Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and ...
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Translation-golf VIII: with a twist

Vamos a darle un poco de emoción al asunto. Ya que en la anterior edición se propuso una traducción con rima, vamos a seguir por el mismo camino pero dándole un poco de vidilla. El siguiente texto es ...
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Translation-golf VII: “Lose yourself” by Eminem

El juego consiste en tomar un fragmento de un texto en un idioma extranjero y traducirlo al español. Gana quien consiga usar el menor numero de caracteres, manteniendo el sentido del texto. Aquí ...
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Translation-golf VI: Sandkings by George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin es el conocido autor de la saga "Canción de Hielo y Fuego", llevada a la pequeña pantalla como "Juego de Tronos", título de la primera novela de la saga. Antes de alcanzar el ...
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Translation Golf: “Car Talk” Excerpt for some fun

Basic Idea: Translate the following text faithfully, using as few letters as possible. Anyone can play. Pick a style, say what it is, and be consistent. If your text is accepted as a valid ...
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Translation-golf of the greatest and most famous spoiler in movie history

Let's try another edition of the translation-golf tournament. This time I would like to propose a different approach to try to avoid the excessive abstraction of the sentences. So how about ...
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How to translate-golf the introduction of “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King?

Let's continue with the Translation Golf game, this time with a quote from the famous I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King. Specifically, its introduction: I am happy to join with you today in what ...
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Translation-golf and the SOLID principles

Para esta semana voy a ofrecer un texto cuyo contexto es más moderno: los principios SOLID de programación. Según la Wikipedia: SOLID (Single responsibility, Open-closed, Liskov substitution, ...
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Let translation-golf begin: Fragmento de “Breakfast at Tiffany's” sobre los miedos del personaje principal

El otro día Carlos Alejo propuso que realizáramos un juego: a ver quién es capaz de traducir un texto con el menor número de caracteres manteniendo su sentido original y utilizando un lenguaje ...