What does he mean by ‘I love you?’
I am Spanish. My husband is American. The first time I realized emotion words may not mean the same in different languages was when he first told me “I love you”. I liked it, but I didn’t know what he meant. After all, people in English also say they ...
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.
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 ...
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 a whale ... 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? Bonita is Pretty Female ...
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 ...