Questions tagged [traducción]

Preguntas sobre traducciones y adaptaciones de frases, palabras, términos y conceptos de otros idiomas al idioma español. // Questions about translations or adaptations of sentences, words, terms and concepts from other languages into Spanish.

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How to say: "My Spanish has gotten worse."

Which of the following is acceptable? Mi español ha empeorado (mucho). Mi español se ha empeorado (mucho). Mi español ha malogrado (mucho). Mi español se ha malogrado (mucho). I have been saying ...
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¿Cómo traducir "assets" en "Java script assets" o "CSS assets"?

"Assets" son "activos" en castellano, menos frecuente "posesiones", pero ninguna de estas dos traducciones me cuadra en "CSS or Java script assets", ¿hay alguna ...
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Translation of Chilanga Banda by Café Tacvba

I was trying to translate the cancion Chilanga Banda from Café Tacvba to English, but it turned harder than I thought despite I'm Mexican hahaha. Here's what I have You can listen to the song here. ...
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Significado de "I build my own self-worth through the lowest opinions of others”

“This doesn’t mean, incidentally, that I’m always likeable (I’m not) but that I build my own self-worth through the lowest opinions of others.” "the lowest" como dañinas, los comentarios ...
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Why isn't the straightforward translation made here?

In the spanish translaton of Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the following paragraph: "What! and I as high as a tree and as big as a church? All right, then; I WOULD come; but I lay I'd ...
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Is "Saltadilla" a randomly made-up word or does it have a genuine Spanish meaning?

The Powerpuff Girls, a Cartoon Network cartoon originally running from 1998 to 2005, is set in a city called Townsville. In the Spanish version of the show—traducido al español latino como Las chicas ...
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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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Why is "Gravel" translated into Spanish as "China"?

In Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the following paragraph: "All right, I will. All you got to do is to trot up Hooper Street a block and maow -- and if I'm asleep, you throw some gravel ...
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What does magnetizing have to do with mesmerizing/hypnotizing?

Reading "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: In English and Spanish," there is a sentence in English: A phrenologist and a mesmerizer came... In the corresponding Spanish section, the word "...
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Does my singing sound fluent?

UPDATE AGAIN: i'm singing this other song to practice. any advice would be appreciated!!! EDIT: i just realized, i was erroneously attempting to roll the R's that followed "t" and "c&...
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¿Cómo traducir al español el término "crackpot"?

En inglés, el término crackpot se usa en el ámbito científico para designar a una persona que defiende ideas erróneas, disparatadas o absurdas, y que no reconoce evidencia en contra. Me pregunto cómo ...
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Does the verb "humble" exist in spanish?

Consider the phrase: This experience humbled me. I think that it has a different meaning than This experience humilliated me Is there a similar verb for this in Spanish?
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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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School all kicked into touch

Un proxeneta se alegra descaradamente debido a que su amiga menor ya tiene la edad suficiente para ejercer la prostitución y dice: "School all kicked into touch". Me topé con una noticia que ...
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¿Como podría traducir la palabra "portable" de ingles a castellano?

En ingles, en el contexto de ordenadores/programación, portable se usa para describir un programa o un comando que se puede ejecutar en distintos sistemas. Por ejemplo, un programa que puede ser ...
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Spanish equivalent of "Snap!" or "Jinx!"

I was text-chatting to a Spanish-speaking colleague on MS Teams and we both said almost the same thing at the same time - as a British person, my reaction was to say "Snap!" - it's a ...
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Is "femenina" the female equivalent of the English/Spanish word "macho"?

The OED defines the English word "macho" as a notably or ostentatiously masculine, tough, or vigorous man; one who is aggressively proud of his masculinity. ¿Is "femenina" the ...
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Translate sentence and grammar question

I'm reading this paper [1] and I can't translate a sentence to Spanish (well, I'm not pretty sure). The sentence is: "the scheme is correct if the verification algorithm accepts when interacting ...
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"Valga la jaculatoria"?

I was looking up the meaning of holgazán, and this passage was selected as an example of usage: Valga esta jaculatoria, como desagravio a un miembro del jurado del premio Garvey, que ayer me ...
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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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Translation of 'apropos of nothing'

What might be the translation of apropos, as commonly used in American English, that Spanish speakers would use in identical situations, the context being germane (to), in a broad sense? Continuing ...
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¿Cuál es la manera más eficaz de decir 'slow down!' en español a alguien que conduce un patinete o una bici?

Si estás en una situación en la ciudad, en la calle, cuando miras a alguien yendo muy rápido en su patinete o bici, ¿cuál es la manera más eficaz, informal (aunque educada) y rápida para decir "...
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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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Looking for a more faithful translation of "...X, let alone Y"

I am looking for a faithful translation of constructions like the following: It will be a challenge to keep this collaboration alive, let alone productive. The best I can think of is Va a ser un ...
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Reading Comprehension

I just finished reading a rather long article about estafadores cibernéticos : https://mundo.sputniknews.com/20210512/su-novio-de-tinder-le-estafo-83000-euros-los-ciberdelitos-en-espana-se-disparan-...
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Explanation for "Ellos no le habian invitado a Ana a cenar pero ella vino igual"

In my Duolingo app, the mentioned translation isn't preferred, instead "No habian invitado a Ana a cenar, pero vino igual" is the prevalent one. I want to know whether "le" is ...
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What is the best way to say "Thank you for helping make the conference a success" in Spanish?

Not sure if I would need to use subjunctive. This is what I have but I'm not sure if it's right "Gracias por ayudar a que la conferencia sea un éxito" Thank you!
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Best translation of vulgar phrase "sh*t or bust" into Spanish?

"Sh*t or bust" is a vulgar English expression denoting a crunch point when a person has to (or chooses to) make a decision that will result either in success or in ruin. What is the best ...
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Traducción de “put this/it down to experience”

¿Cómo traducirías put this/it down to experience, en el contexto de pasar una humillación, una molestia o un mal rato para conseguir algo difícil que no se entrega en bandeja y no necesariamente la ...
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Deciphering and translating 19th Century Spanish documents [closed]

I'm wondering if this is the right place to find someone willing to decipher about 20 pages of historical Spanish documents. These are marriage documents and are part of my genealogy research. I ...
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¿Cuál es el mejor término para traducir la palabra "nice" en un contexto de Matemáticas?

¡Hola! Estos días comencé a trabajar con mi tesina y me encontré con un término para el cual no acabo de encontrar una buena traducción al español sin que se pierda la seriedad del trabajo o que quede ...
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Teta y sopa no caben en la boca

I was watching a TV show today in Spanish and heard this. The subtitled version translates it as: "Tit and soup do not fit in the mouth" How would you translate this in a way that makes ...
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Using "escuela" in a post-secondary context?

I am creating a Google form for post-secondary students which has a question, "Where do you go to school?" I want to use the term "school" instead of "university" or &...
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¿No crees que esto lo hubiera podido hacer/pudiera haber sido hecho/lo pudiese hacer un alienígena? (SUBJUNCTIVE) [closed]

¿No crees que esto lo hubiera podido hacer un alienígena? (=>pluperfect subjunctive) ¿No crees que esto pudiera haber sido hecho por un no-alienígena? (=>pretérito pluscuamperfecto de subjuntivo)...
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¿Hácelo? como en "Hácelo $20"

Estaba buscando información sobre cómo se dice keep the change en español y encontré este thread aquí en stackexchange: What is the most universal way to say "keep the change"? Ahora estoy ...
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¿Cuál es la manera adecuada de puntuar una oración interrogativa que ha sido interrumpida y luego reanudada?

Considerando la siguiente construcción en inglés: What if Alexandra is actually a... Wait for it... criminal? Me gustaría saber cuál sería la forma adecuada de llevarla al español conservando su ...
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Como se traduce al español "setting up to fail"

Estoy traduciendo sobre el acoso en el lugar de trabajo. Un ejemplo de conducta abusiva es setting up the person to fail No queda bien preparar a una persona a que falle Porque no es preparar es ...
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¿Cuál es la traducción correcta de «número aval»?

Este término, número aval, es empleado en teoría de números. He intentado utilizar el traductor automático de Google, Bing y similares pero lo traduce de forma incorrecta como su significado de ‘...
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I've got/I have the scars to prove it

A comment: X method is prone to causing trouble. I have the scars to prove it! Big pain. It's a waste of time and is just awful. The speed boost that brag about is almost completely non-existent. B ...
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What's the best way to say "whatever" as in fine?

I've heard so many ways Spanish people say whatever for sentences like: -Whatever, do what you want -Ok, I'll do it, whatever! What's the best translation of this in Spanish?
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usage of word aprovechar

This is not a deep language question, but maybe interesting for learning everyday Spanish. Yesterday in a restaurant buffet I heard someone say something like following: Voy a aprovechar estos ...
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Traducción de "soundness"

Se usa mucho en lógica: un argumento es "sound" si no solamente es correcto sino que además denota un hecho real. Por ejemplo, el silogismo que concluye que Sócrates es mortal es "sound&...
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¿Cuál sería el significado de "book print" en español?

Recientemente he encontrado este cartel sobre el alfabeto hebreo y deseo realizar la traducción de "book print" (ver encabezado de la primera columna) al español pero no encuentro un ...
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How does "sin impedimento" translate to "however, nonetheless, still"? [duplicate]

embargo | Definición | Diccionario de la lengua española | RAE - ASALE sin embargo 1. loc. adv. Sin que sirva de impedimento. Resulta verosímil y, sin embargo, hay que ponerlo en duda. Jugó bien, ...
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What is a good Spanish equivalent for "sledgehammer argument"?

So far I could not find any reasonable translation for "sledgehammer argument". Automatic translations spit out "argumento de mazo." However, everything indicates to me this is ...
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Figurative meaning of ‘pagar la fianza’

¡Hola! I understand that ‘pagar la fianza’ means ‘to pay bail’ but does it have an other figurative meaning. This is in reference to its use in Prince Royce and Shakira’s song Déjà Vu (which I love ...
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Translation of word clutter

How can I translate clutter . Not as mess but as the group of objects that conform the mess.
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¿El nombre de unas fuerzas de seguridad ficticias iría en mayúscula o minúscula?

En el juego VA-11 HALL-A, las fuerzas de seguridad de la ciudad de llaman "White Knights" (con mayúsculas) en inglés. Según la RAE, las fuerzas de seguridad, policía, ejército van en ...
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How is 'coarse' translated in Spanish?

I'm looking for a Spanish translation of coarse under this meaning: consisting of large grains or particles. Could you help me?
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Does "No, si me parece una idea estupenda" make sense in Spanish?

I recently came upon the following sentence: Gema: Mira, yo creo que el secreto es hacerlos participar de verdad. Si cada uno se hace responsable de una cosa, creo que puede funcionar. Arturo: No, ...

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