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.
What do the words San Diego mean? Don’t believe everything the anchorman says.
The name San Diego is not the Spanish to English translation ... of Spanish words in every direction. Cities are named Bonita, Buena, Casa de Oro, Chula Vista, Coronado, Descanso, El Cajon, and La Jolla to name a few. What do these words mean you ask?
Not Every Familiar Word In A Foreign Language Is Your Friend
Due to "false friends" — sneaky words that don't mean what we think they mean. A Spanish teacher I once studied under told me about her most mortifying language moment ... "Excitada," does not mean "excited," it means "aroused." "Embarazada" does ...
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 ...
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 ...