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Significado de una palabra, discusión de su significado según el contexto o vocabulario específico sobre un tema. // Meaning of a word, discussion of its meaning according to context or specific vocabulary on a topic.

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¿Cuál sería la traducción correcta para 'which', usada para especificar?

Estaba pensando en el uso inglés de 'which' no como relativo, tampoco como pregunta, sino más bien para especificar, o enfatizar, una cosa a la que ya había referencia. Mi diccionario da el ejemplo ...
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¿Qué significa “hasta que reventase para siempre” en este contexto?

La frase en cuestión se encuentra en la novela La barraca de Ibáñez; “ella” se refiere a una mujer que se hizo prostituta a la desesperada. No; ella no era mala. Había trabajado en las fábricas, ...
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Different ways of saying “back then” in Spanish

First of all, I am aware of this thread exploring “back in the day.” However, I feel that “back then” is slightly different. I am wondering if there is a considerable difference in meaning and/or use ...
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Proper grammar for sports team name

I need the proper Spanish (Mexican) construction for a sports team named, "The Lightning" (in a weather sense). Would this work as a subject--"Los Rayos"? Would this work as an object--"El Rayos"?
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How would one translate “(Video) game developer” to Spanish

A bit back I asked about how to pronounce "C++" here, now I need to know something else, game developer. I'm not asking how to pronounce this, but how to translate it. According to WordReference ...
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The use of 'que' when saying 'no solo A sino también B'

I'm not very fluent in Spanish so I have a question,,,TT Is the sentence 'No solo no puedo ver esto sino que también no puedo escuchar esto' correct? (I intended to mean 'Not only I can't see this ...
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How is “ver” translated in “tienen que ver con la moda juvenil que me encanta”?

How does "ver" translate in the following interaction? In English, we would say "My tattoos have to do with the youthful fashion that I love", however, all the other meanings of "ver" other than "to ...
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¿Cómo se le dice a la cría de un ratón?

Leyendo la primera entrada para cachorro en el DLE parece que dicha palabra sería una opción: cachorro, rra Del lat. catŭlus. m. y f. Cría del perro y de algunos mamíferos, como el ...
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How does “sí existe” mean “does exist”?

I thought "sí" meant "yes" and "itself/himself/herself/yourself" so how does it translate to "does"? (The following conversation is copied from one of Duolingo's stories) MAMÁ Gaby era el ...
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Me puse [adj] vs Me puso [adj]

To say I became [adj], I can say: Me puse pensativo/enfermo/nervioso However, I've also heard me puso [adj] in the same context. Me puso pensativo/enfermo/nervioso What's the difference ...
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¿Qué quiere decir (y de dónde viene) “dejabugo”?

En una respuesta al hilo de Meta Y tú ¿por qué no participas en Meta?, me encuentro con el siguiente texto: [...] como en las preguntas sobre los repasos anuales del sitio, que ...
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What does “colonia” and “interior/dpto” means in Mexico on address lines?

I'm software developer and I'm having to add these two fields that doesn't have here in my country. What does "colonia" and "interior" means in an address line in Mexico? And "No exterior" and "no ...
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Spanish word for “baking soda” (regional)

I was talking with a friend who lives in the Carribbean and I remember getting stuck on the word "baking soda" as in "Baking soda is a useful thing to have in the house." Google translate has given ...
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Why is “te” needed at the end of “pagarte”?

I am watching the TV show Gran Hotel to help my Spanish. At one point one character says to someone they've just met La gente solo va a Cantaloa a alojarse o trabajar en el Gran Hotel y tú no ...
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What’s the difference between “ambient” and “ambiente”

In Spanish, what’s the difference between “ambient” and “ambiente”. Both mean “ambiences”, but when would you use one over the other? Please explain making reference to the below. Example 1: ...
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¿Cuál es el origen de “guay”?

En España, desde hace algunos decenios, decimos que algo o alguien es guay para significar que tiene un cúmulo de cualidades positivas, normalmente frescas, alegres, divertidas, simpáticas... El uso ...
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What's the difference between “agradezco” and “gracias”?

What's the difference between "agradezco" (from the verb 'agradecer') and "gracias"? Both mean "Thank you" but when would you use one over the other? Please explain making reference to the below ...
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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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“Se” and “le” with “usted”, but always “te” with “tú”

Why do we say te digo [a ti] / le digo [a usted] but no te preocupes [tú] / no se preocupe [usted] ? Aren't these equal in terms of grammar? If so, why with "tú" in both cases it's "te", but ...
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¿De dónde viene “pucherazo”?

Esta mañana en la radio estaban hablando sobre un caso de pucherazo que se ha producido en no sé dónde (Castilla y León, creo). Sé que esta palabra quiere decir "fraude electoral", o más ...
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What is the difference between “migas” and “migajas”?

English According to the RAE, both miga and migaja refer to small bits of bread. It also suggests that migaja is simply a diminuitive of miga. But this doesn't quite line up with my experience: A ...
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What is the best way to review Spanish quickly [closed]

Some years ago, I learned Spanish through about a high intermediate level. I've used the language occasionally in intervening years, but overall I've become a little rusty. For career purposes, it ...
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What is the difference between “usar”, “ponerse” and “vestir”?

In Mexico we use any of this verbs with clothes vocabulary, but what is the difference between these verbs? usar vestir ponerse
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The use of “guapa” [duplicate]

A classmate I'm studying Spanish with said to me after I gave him my Spanish notes: Muchas gracias, guapa. He has a girlfriend living in Spain and he lived there for a while, too. I was wondering ...
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Término que se refiere a definir una palabra utilizando la misma palabra

No recuerdo cómo se llama cuando en la definición de una palabra empleas el mismo término de modo que la definición queda vacía de contenido. ¿Alguien lo sabe? Ejemplo: ¿Qué es un instrumento? Un ...
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“Escalpelo” vs. “bisturí”

Mientras visionaba un vídeo en inglés sobre restauración de cuadros, noté que el narrador utilizaba la palabra scalpel para referirse a lo que yo normalmente llamo "bisturí". Esto me hizo recordar que,...
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What is idiomatically the best word to use for “friendly” when applying to the sentiment of a competition?

It can be slang. I don’t want it to be formal. Here is the sentence I want to translate (but I really just need the word “friendly” done): With you, this competition is fun. Like a race, but ...
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When to use indirect objects vs prepositions

My understanding of indirect objects is that convey the "to whom" or "for whom" of an action. In English, the indirect object can be used with a preposition (She gave a gift to me), or without (She ...
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Prepositions that precede infinitives

I have seen often in Spanish prepositions precede infinitives where no preposition is translated in English. For example, 'Es importante aprender a escribir, or "Estoy emocionado de trabajar para Tim",...
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Names of winds in Spain

Right now at my place we're getting 45 knot winds, coming from the Southwest. I know that this wind is called Lebeche in Spain, but why is it called like that? And, since it would be silly to make a ...
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Español para el gesto de “tongue-in-cheek”

En inglés, la expresión tongue-in-cheek (1, 2, 3) se usa para indicar que algo debe entenderse en tono de broma, irónico, o simplemente que no debe tomarse en serio. Si revisamos los ejemplos en ...
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¿Cómo se dice “giftee” en español?

Yo estoy intentando usar BING TRANSLATE sin éxito. Ejemplo: Toda buena dádiva y todo don perfecto es de lo alto, que desciende del Padre de las luces, en el cual no hay mudanza, ni sombra de ...
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¿Cuál es la diferencia entre «afrecho» y «salvado»?

Estoy buscando la diferencia entre afrecho y salvado, como nombre para el producto de la molienda de los granos. ¿Uno de los términos es más específico que el otro?
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¿Cuál es o era el significado literal de «acojonante»?

Las preguntas, primero: ¿es acojonante un término figurativo? En cuyo caso, ¿cuál es o era originalmente su significado literal? Doy por hecho que la respuesta a la primera pregunta es sí; mi sospecha ...
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2 verbs in the past tense in a single sentence. Why is the 2nd one in subjunctive?

I have different examples like these: 1) Pensé que era normal 2) Era increíble que ese perro supiera hablar Why fuera instead of fue? Why supiera instead of supo? Is this always the case, or ...
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Palabras que solo se usan en locuciones

Algunas palabras se usan casi exclusivamente en locuciones. Estoy pensando en ínfulas, que aparece casi siempre en la forma tener ínfulas (solo la he encontrado de otro modo en los textos en los que ...
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¿Hay recursos buenos para ampliar el vocabulario español avanzado? [closed]

He llegado a un punto donde domino bastante bien el castellano, pero quiero aumentar mi vocabulario avanzado. Sé perfectamente que la mejor manera hacerlo es leer y buscar las palabras no conocidas ...
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What's Spanish for “soul patch”?

En mi curro, cada mes de noviembre algunos se suman al Movember. Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health ...
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La palabra con el número máximo de sentidos [duplicate]

Todos hemos visto las palabras que tienen varios sentidos. Tengo entendido que en el inglés el término ambiguo "set" será el campeón. Según la DRAE y considerando todas las partes de la oración, ¿...
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The verbs with “se” and without it that mean exactly the same thing [duplicate]

Some verbs have the form with "se" and still mean the same thing and used in the same. For instance: 'comer' and 'comerse' in this sentence: Ella se comió el pastel entero. Ella comió el pastel ...
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¿Es “Que sí/ Que no” incorrecto o agresivo como respuesta a una pregunta?

Mandé a un amigo esta frase (en el medio de una conversación más larga) Que sí, lo he probado Me ha respondido mi amigo cuando dices 'que sí', es incorrecto, además suena 'agresivo', como si ...
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Differecences between “A continuación” vs “dentro de un rato” vs “luego”

¿Qué van a echar a las 6 de la tarde? No sé, pero esto es lo que puedes ver [a continuación / dentro de un rato / luego]. What is the the difference between these three options? Which ones would ...
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Can I alway replace “que Verb 3rd form” with “past participle Verb”?

For instance: Hay un camión **que va** a la playa In such sentences, can this always be replaced with: Hay un camión **ido** a la playa
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How do you say “I'm calling in regards to (Alexis)” in Spanish?

How would you translate this sentence: Good afternoon, this is (Maria) calling from (business name) in regards to (Alexis).
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How to distinguish “ceiling” from “roof” in Spanish?

Still grappling with using the word techo for both 'roof' and 'ceiling'. Can the term cielo raso mean ceiling in Spanish? If so, is it common usage or a technical term? And what would be the best ...
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se vende — is this passive or is “se” == it?

On a car I saw a label: se vende In such cases, how do I know precisely what this means: 1) it sells --> active voice or 2) it's sold / it's being sold --> passive voice Is it possible to answer ...
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How is “manejar” used in Mexico? As “to have”?

A few times when I was talking to some people in Mexico they used "manejar" instead of "tengo". Did I understand them correctly and is this the case that "manejar" is used Mexico to mean "to have" ...
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What to use instead of “to come”?

In English "to come" is used loosely. In Spanish it's different, it can only be used when the person speaking invites or asks the other person to go to the place where the 1st person at. Right? If I'...
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subjunctive form and present tense form in my sentence

Let's say I want to say: I don't want the bank to send ads to my family. In this the correct translation? No quiero que el banco envíe anuncios a mi familia. If so, why envíe being subjunctive ...
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Difference between “lucro” and “fines de lucro”

There's an election where I live, and the ballot is in English and Spanish. Each candidate's current profession is listed under their name, in both languages. One caught my attention for how long it ...