Questions tagged [vocabulario]

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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How can I distinguish between "girlfriend," "fiancée" and "bride", which are all "novia"?

I am a native Portuguese speaker, where noiva means "bride" or "fiancée." So I was very confused when someone asked me if a girl was my novia, since she didn't have an engagement ring (thank goodness ...
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¿Existe un término para designar cuando dos galeones de combate disparan sus cañones a muy corta distancia?

Seguro que tenéis la imagen en la cabeza, ya que aparecen en muchas películas. Dos galeones (pongamos del S. XVIII) armados con varias líneas de cañones se cruzan uno al lado del otro, disparando ...
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I got two translations from two different translators, which is correct?

I asked two translators for a translation of "The Deep Jungle Rally", in this case, a rally (car race) deep in the jungle, as a proper title. Translator 1: "El Rallye de la Jungla ...
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¿Hay alguna diferencia entre "expandible" y "expansible"?

Según la RAE, tenemos: expandible adj. Que se puede expandir. Un material expandible. expansible adj. Fís. Susceptible de expansión. Dado que expansión es la "acción y ...
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Traducción (a una palabra) de "restraining order"

Estoy buscando una palabra que estoy seguro se usaba en Venezuela, o quizá más bien era en las traducciones / doblajes de las series de televisión policíacas estadounidenses que veíamos en Venezuela (...
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Which is better to an annoying sibling: "deja de copiarme" or "para de copiarme"?

Are both correct? What's the difference in connotation?
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Translation of "bowl"

I have heard many different translations for bowl (the dish) in different Spanish-speaking countries. What words are normally used to translate "bowl"? Which is most universally understood? What ...
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How is "social media accounts" translated?

I want to say: The court allowed the defense to use a photo from the woman's social media accounts. And have translated it as: El tribunal permitió a la defensa utilizar una foto de la cuenta ...
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Using Second Person Plural When Referring to a Business

If I was in a store and wanted to know if they had apples would I say to the clerk, 'tiene manzanas' or 'tienen manzanas'? I suspect the former although I'm not asking if he personnally has apples but ...
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What is being said in this video?

My friend sent me this video because he thought it was funny, but now I am curious as to what is being said in the video. I asked one of my friends that speaks Spanish and he said it was something ...
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Spanish for "link"

While listening to a podcast from SpanishPod recently, I came across this section where they were discussing the Spanish for various computer-related terms and one of the hosts gave liga as the ...
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Are different words used for wink and blink?

Does Spanish have different words for wink (one eye) & blink (both eyes)? What are they? Do I have other options (phrases) to describe eyelid movement?
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Formas de ejemplificar conceptos en un un texto

Tengo que escribir un texto breve con diferentes conceptos que tengo que ejemplificar. No quiero ser tan redundante colocando siempre "Por ejemplo" en cada ocasión. Quisiera saber formas o ...
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Is there a Spanish equivalent to Ms.?

As far as I can tell, the honorifics to address a woman are: Señora (Sra.) which is equivalent to "Mrs." and is used to address a married woman; Señorita (Srta.) which is equivalent to "Miss" and is ...
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¿Quién usa la palabra "corvo" para referir a un machete?

En un viaje al Departamento de Cuscatlán en El Salvador, oí a los campesinos usar solamente la palabra corvo para referirse a sus machetes, es decir, cuchillos grandes como este: La gente en ...
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¿Cúal de los siguientes términos para la nevera es el más común?

Mi diccionario de español da los siguientes términos como sinónimos. la nevera el refrigerador el frigorífico ¿Cuál de estos términos es el más común en España?
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What is the Spanish word for cheek?

Is it mejilla or cachete? Are there dialectical differences? If yes, what are they and which word is used in what context?
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al día vs por día vs cada día

My quick question is just what is the difference between the phrases in the title(al día por día and cada día)? They all mean something similar- everyday, per day etc. So how do I know when to use ...
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"bake a cake" - hacer / cocinar / hornear / ... ? PLUS?

"bake a cake" is such a simple common phrase in English, something that just rolls off the tongue. In Spanish? What's the most common colloquial equivalent? Pls specify which country's ...
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What is the meaning of "que fuñenga"?

On Twitter, I came across the expression "que fuñenga". The full tweet is: Se dañó la nevera 🙃 que fuñenga With the help of Google Translate, I get that the Twitter user is saying that ...
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Why do swear words differ so much by country?

Growing up I learned what I now take to be mostly Mexican or Latin American cuss words. "Pendejo" for someone you have scorn for, ("asshole" in my mind), "chingar" for &...
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¿Que has perdido qué?

I am still very much a beginner, so mind the question. Started playing games in Spanish and I came across an NPC asking what I have lost in spanish. I just don't understand why there is a need for the ...
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What is the meaning of the English word “ravished” in this sentence, violated or transfixed?

I’m trying to figure out the best word in Spanish to translate the English word ravished as it’s used in the following context: There, before my ravished eye, a Cube, moving in some altogether new ...
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¿Cuál es el significado real de la palabra "Poporote"?

Ayer, conversando con un compañero, salio a relucir una palabra que hasta ahora no he encontrado un significado real para ella, "Poporote". ¿De donde proviene? y ¿Cuál es su origen? La verdad me ...
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Armpit: sobaco vs. axila

"Armpit" in English can be translated as either sobaco or axila in Spanish. Is each term used in different regions, or are they both used across the Spanish-speaking world? What is the difference, or ...
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Is it acceptable to say "brasilero" instead of "brasileño"?

On the Wikipedia article in Spanish about Brazil, both terms, brasileño and brasilero, are used as gentilic for people born in Brazil. It also mentions that brasilero is used only on certain regions ...
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How do I communicate in Spanish to my co-workers (IT Business)?

I am looking for materials regarding Business Spanish for IT people (computer science). One of my team is in Argentina and I have to learn to communicate with them in Spanish. I want to learn how to ...
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Prueba o test de COVID

Quería preguntaros qué forma es la correcta. ¿Se dice hacerse prueba de COVID, o más bien hacerse test de COVID? ¿O existe alguna expresión mejor?
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Difference between "manejar" and "conducir"

Today's word of the day on spanishdict.com is despacio. There I found this sentence: A mi hermano le fastidia cuando la gente que quiere manejar despacio conduce en el canal de velocidad. I ...
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¿Es correcto decir “largoplacista”?

¿Es largoplacista la forma correcta del antónimo de cortoplacista? y ¿Cómo se escribiría largoplacista como compuesto o largo placista?
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When to use/difference between "Amoroso" and "Cariñoso"

When looking for the term "loving" on SpanishDict.com, it gives two different words that seem to translate the same. However the examples show different applications. Is there a difference ...
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¿Hay equivalente en español del inglés 'to have something done', en el sentido de 'encargar'?

Durante mucho tiempo pensé que se podía usar el verbo 'dejar' con el significado de 'to have something done' en inglés ?? Dejé reparar mis zapatos (I had my shoes repaired) para indicar una acción ...
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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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Do Spanish speakers use the "¡(No) Hay moros en la costa!" expression?

I found this in Barron's Spanish-English dictionary and it piqued my interest: moro, –a I. adj (musulmán) Muslim II. m, f Muslim ser un ~ inf to be chauvinistic ¡hay ~s en la costa! fig ...
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Tendría vs Tiene

I am relatively new to Spanish, and have absolutely no idea as to what the difference between tendría and tiene is. Can someone please elaborate for me?
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What is the slang meaning of 'tigre' in Dominican Republic?

When I was in the Dominican Republic, I heard men referred to as tigres... I took it to mean that they were flirts, but I never really got a good definition. Can anyone explain how calling a man a '...
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What is summer in Spanish? "Estío" vs "verano"

I have translated summer into Spanish. What is the difference between "estío" and "verano"? RAE says that estío is verano. Hypothesis: estío is used in poetry, verano in daily life.
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¿'Por' vs 'de parte de'?

Esta es una pregunta breve, y supongo que tiene una respuesta sencilla y obvia. Hace años una profesora de español hizo hincapié en que entre los muchos significados de "por" uno fue 'de ...
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What is a "mencho"?

That is, what does the nickname of the presumed leader of Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación, "El Mencho," mean?
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¿"Faltaría menos" o "faltaría mas"? ¿Existen ambas?

Ayer escuché a alguien que usaba tanto faltaría menos como faltaría más en la misma conversación. Hasta hoy conocía solo la segunda, faltaría más. Entonces, ¿existen las dos frases? ¿En cuál contexto ...
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Origen del uso de "de pronto" y "de repente" como "quizás"

Aprendí español hablando con alguien de Bogotá, Colombia. Cuando hablábamos, me daba cuenta de que muchas veces mi amiga empezaba sus frases con "de pronto" y nunca entendía porque no ...
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¿Existe una versión del "color carne" que no se refiera al color de piel de un grupo determinado de personas?

Algo obvio en el año que corre es que el color carne se refiere a un color similar al de la piel de algunas personas, pero no de todas. Por eso me gustaría saber si existe alguna denominación "...
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¿Cómo traducir al español la palabra inglesa "cantankerous"?

Hoy en un blog sobre tecnología me topé con la palabra cantankerous, con la cual se adjetiva a alguien como malhumorado, discutidor y poco cooperativo. Según el Diccionario Oxford cantankerous ...
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Nos paramos a/para ver?

He encontrado la frase Nos paramos a ver los escaparates Sin embargo había pensado que habría sido Nos paramos para ver los escaparates Aunque supongo que la primera es correcta, ¿La segunda ...
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Translation of mild, medium, and hot (food spiciness)

In English, salsa, hot sauce, or other spicy foods are often classified as either mild (not very spicy), medium (moderately spicy), or hot (very spicy). Does Spanish have similar adjectives to ...
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Me voy a ver pájaros, ¿tiene un nombre esa actividad?

He contratado con una empresa una actividad para hacer una serie de caminos por los que nos iremos encontrando con pájaros y tendremos un guía que nos irá diciendo de qué va el tema. Duda: ¿Tiene ...
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What is the difference between "sueldo" and "salario"?

I have translated "salary" into Spanish. I have found two translations. What is the difference between "salario" or "sueldo"? In Italian there are also two translations ...
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What is the difference between "secuestro", "rapto" and "abducción"?

I have translated abduction into Spanish. I have found three translations. What is the difference between them? secuestro rapto abducción
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Difference between "regüeldo" and "eructo"

Both translate as burp or belch. Although each might have other connotations as well, I am only interested in the Spanish for a burp. What's the difference and if it's just dialectical, which one of ...
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What is the symbol "&" called in Spanish?

The symbol & is a representation of the Latin word et (see DPD, Appendix 4). Wikipedia claims that the symbol itself is called et; however, the DRAE's entry for et doesn't list the symbol as a ...

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