20 Answered Questions for the topic vocabulario

06/26/19

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... more

06/25/19

What is roughly equivalent to aka?

I'm after something concise and somewhat common in usage. Would "también llamado" work, or is there something better?

06/25/19

Bonita, linda, hermosa, bella, and guapa: what's the difference?

I've seen all of these used to mean 'pretty', although 'hermosa' seems to mean beautiful and 'guapa' seems to mean handsome. Are there any subtle differences them? For instance, in English being... more

06/25/19

How do you differentiate between walnuts and pecans in Spanish?

It recently occurred to me that the Spanish *nuez* can be translated to English as both "walnut" and "pecan." Is the same word really used for both types of nuts? How would you specify which nut... more

06/25/19

Translation of "bug" to Spanish?

What is the best way to translate "bug", as in a misfeature of a computer program or device?Google translate offers a few options, none of which quite seem to fit, except the term itself:- bug ... more

06/23/19

Vegetable: verdura vs. vegetal?

What is the difference between *verduras* and *vegetales*? In what situations can one be used as a translation for "vegetables" and the other cannot?

06/21/19

Determining gender of words ending in "e"?

When learning Spanish, there are basic rules taught about word gender: words ending in *o* are usually masculine, words ending in *a* are usually feminine.What about words ending in *e*? Are there... more

06/20/19

Correct terminology for male/female animals?

How do I speak about my pet rats in Spanish? Firstly, do I understand correctly that "rata" means "rat" and "ratón" means "mouse"? I also realize that "rato" means "a short while," so... more

06/20/19

Words for "East" and "West" in Spanish?

The words I learned when beginning Spanish for `east` and `west` are `este` and `oeste`, which are basically cognates of their English equivalents.But I've been told that there are other words to... more

06/20/19

How might you say a child is "cute" in Spanish?

Suppose you see a mother with a laughing little 2-year-old. In English, we might exclaim, "how cute!"I've had trouble saying this in Spanish. The word "cute" means something like "beautiful", but... more

06/18/19

What's the difference between rezar and orar? Are there any other ways to say 'to pray'?

My teacher told me that different religions tend to use different words for `"to pray"`, usually choosing between `rezar` and `orar`. Which words are preferred by what religions & in which... more

05/03/19

Actualmente vs. "ahora"?

Both translate as now. How does one decide which one to use in which context? My understanding is that **ahora** is more like "right now, at this moment" whereas **actualmente** has a broader sense... more

03/21/19

Que si, Que no" incorrecto o agresivo como respuesta a una pregunta?

Mande a un amigo esta frase (en el medio de una conversacion mas larga) ***Que si, lo he probado*** Me ha respondido mi amigo ***cuando dices 'que si;', es incorrecto, ademas suena 'agresivo',... more

03/19/19

Correct terminology for male/female animals?

How do I speak about my pet rats in Spanish? Firstly, do I understand correctly that "rata" means "rat" and "raton" means "mouse"? I also realize that "rato" means "a short while," so does that... more

03/19/19

How to say "let's meet" as an invitation to a date?

In English it's simple "let's meet" or "let's meet up". In Spanish, even after having done a research, I can't figure out which one is correct and appropriate for an invitation to a date. 1. nos... more

03/18/19

“Que viene” vs “proximo”?

I have seen the expression, “*next year*” translated as both “**el ano que viene**” and “**el ano proximo**.” Are there regional preferences? Which one is more natural and why? Which translation is... more

03/16/19

Es correcto decir "salir afuera"?

Asumiendo que se esta en un edificio con muchas oficinas, ;es correcto decir "sali afuera de la oficina"? Porque si se dice "salid e la oficina" no se sabe si la persona esta dentro del edificio... more

03/14/19

Can "encontrar" be used when talking about meeting someone?

I was reading the line below, which apparently translates to "Tomorrow I am going to meet a friend". I thought the verb "encontrar" was "to find" or is this a case when trying to translate... more

03/14/19

Determining gender of words ending in "e"?

When learning Spanish, there are basic rules taught about word gender: words ending in *o* are usually masculine, words ending in *a* are usually feminine. What about words ending in *e*? Are... more

03/13/19

Uso de "heme aqui?

Lo he visto en alguna ocasion en literatura o alguna interpretacion de espanol antiguo, pero no es muy comun, supongo que de alguna forma su uso esta obsoleto. Ahora las dudas: - Cual verbo es el... more

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