Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by julyAnna, Sep 15, 2006.

1. ### julyAnnaSenior Member

SPANISH COLOMBIA
Hi, I'd like to receive help with the translation to english of :
thanks a lot, martha

2. ### Mafelo505Senior Member

Spanish / Argentina
Espero sea de ayuda
saludos

3. ### mrbilal87Senior Member

English (NAmE)
Hello,

The first one:
You have to square this.

The second one
You have to take the square root of this.

Cheers!

4. ### Luis AlbornozSenior Member

Santa Fe
Castellano - Argentina
To square a number is to multiply it by itself. The square of a number is the result.

5. ### julyAnnaSenior Member

SPANISH COLOMBIA
May I say " you have to square root of this "?

6. ### mrbilal87Senior Member

English (NAmE)
Well, you can say "you have to square root this" without "of."

But "take the square root" is more common, at least for me.

Cheers!

7. ### piripiSenior Member

Los Angeles
English, USA
Me parecen muy buenas las sugerencias de Mr Bilal y Mafelo:
You have to square this.
You have to take the square root of this.
You have to calculate the square root of this.

…pero “you have to square root of this” y "you have to square root this" me suenan fatal. Saluditos.

8. ### ChaucerSenior Member

US inglés/español
We also say:

You have to raise it to the second power/to square it.
You have to get a square root out of this. [you didn't say "Tienes que sacar la raiz cuadrada"]