buttons on a phone ?

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by sr artist, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. sr artist Junior Member

    texas
    usa - english
    yo soy un estudiante nuevo de espanol, y yo tengo una palabra:

    my friend who is from texas, and who speaks fluent spanish, says that the word for "piglet" is maranito. Does that sound right ? I've also seen cerdo, or (maybe in el salvador ?) chanchito .....

    The other word i was wondering about is the word for the button or keys on a telephone . I'm wanting to tell someone to "press the _______ button/s" on the phone.......

    muchas gracias !
     
  2. Encinar Senior Member

    Spain
    Para "piglet": maRRanito, cerdito, chanchito, puerquito.

    Para "button" on the phone": tecla
     
  3. Kibramoa

    Kibramoa Senior Member

    Deep South, U.S.A.
    Spanish - MX
    Para "piglet": maRRanito, cerdito, chanchito, puerquito. cochinito

    Para "button" on the phone": tecla :tick:

    Happy New Year!

    :)
     
  4. Sharkku Junior Member

    Barcelona
    Catalan, Spanish
    I think that piglet it's that kind of words that the translation depends so much of the country that you are speaking in Spanish. I think that in Spain the best translation for piglet is cochinillo, but with all the words that Kibramoa and Encinar have told you everybody will understand you.

    Regards!
     
  5. UVA-Q

    UVA-Q Senior Member

    Mexico City
    México - Español
    Hi, I would understand all the piglet translations to Spanish, for button in México I've also heard 'botón'.

    Happy 2008!!!
     
  6. alacant

    alacant Senior Member

    Alicante, Spain
    England, english
    Hi,

    As far as I understand cochinillo is a dead piglet that you are going to eat. A small live pig would be "cerdito".

    Saludos, Alacant
     
  7. Bilma Senior Member

    USA
    Spanish Mexico

    No, it does not have to be dead.

    cochinillo.

    (Del dim. de cochino).


    1. m. Cochino o cerdo de leche.



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  8. el_novato

    el_novato Senior Member

    Hello

    Piglet (ing.), cerdito, cochinillo (esp.) Se aplica al cerdo joven, de muy poca edad.

    In México you can say: cochinito, marranito (both of the are very common). Depends on the geographical zone you can hear lechoncito, puerquito, etc.

    About telephone you can say "tecla(s)"
     
  9. sr artist Junior Member

    texas
    usa - english
    muchas gracias senoras & senores !!! (sorry but my computer doesn't have spanish accent keys....)
     
  10. sunce

    sunce Senior Member

    Valladolid, Spain
    Español, España
    Tostón es la palabra para el cochinillo asado :)
     
  11. I LOVE DALI

    I LOVE DALI Junior Member

    Mexico (Spanish, English, Surrealist)
    Hijoles! La palabra 'cerdo' es una de mis favoritas por la variedad de sinonimos que tiene. En Mexico se utilizan indistintamente: puerco, marrano, cuche, cerdo, cochino, cuino.
    Y en diminutivo entonces tenemos: puerquito, marranito, cuchito, cerdito, cochinito, cuinito.

    En las caricaturas de 'Winnie the Pooh' a 'Piglet' se le conoce en Mexico con el nombre de 'Puerquito'.

    En lo que concierne a 'button', en Mexico definitivamente escucharas la siguiente frase al terminar de dejar un mensaje telefonico: 'pulse la tecla gato cuando termine'
     
  12. higo Junior Member

    El Salvador, Spanish
    Existe otro país, aparte de El Salvador, que use la palabra "tunco" / "tunquito" para referirse a "cerdo"?
     
  13. dafne.ne Senior Member

    Barcelona Eixample
    Catalunya - català/spanish
    Hi there!

    Chanchito no lo había oido nunca.

    Lo más común en España es "cerdito", diminutivo de cerdo. Rara vez utilizamos "cochino", a menos que sea para definir a una persona sucia.

    Recordad el cuento : Los 3 cerditos.

    Puedes utilizar "botón", aunque lo más común es "tecla".

    I hope it helps:)
     

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