What Does 'American' Actually Mean?
"We should all ask ourselves," Martínez wrote, "do we really want ... In other words, what the word "América" or "americano" means in Spanish may render it a different word entirely from its apparent English equivalent. While they seem to be linguistic ...
Byte by byte, English having an effect on Spanish words
But there are other ways to see the effect of English on Spanish computer terms, Morin says. Sometimes a Spanish word acquires the same specialty meaning the term has in ... letter w,' and native Spanish words do not end in `-b.'" The fact that languages ...
13 Untranslatable Words
But we feel we could do better and that’s why we keep trying. How does one translate a book about untranslatable ... is one of the Portuguese words meaning ‘to be’. French, English and German have only one such word, Spanish has two, and Portuguese ...
Parallel Etymologies—English, Spanish have common roots in Latin
What do “soap ... what etymology is to words. The history, origin and the evolution of the meaning of words awakens everybody’s interest and keeps surprising all of us. The parallel development of words in English and Spanish from common roots ...
How Do You Say ...? For Some Words, There's No Easy Translation
Just as good writing demands brevity, so, too, does spoken language. Sentences and phrases get whittled down over time. One result: single words that are packed with meaning ... into the English language. SIEGEL: One of which comes from Spanish.