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  1. Singinswtt11

    Singinswtt11 Senior Member

    Bay Area, California
    English since birth, Spanish shortly thereafter
    Hello!

    How would you say "same as above"?

    Kind of like a formal way to say "ditto" on a survey where the answer to one question is the same as the one above it.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. miguelcrockett New Member

    Spanish (from Spain)
    In spanish you could say "Ídem" (which is actually latin)
     
  3. Tapatío Junior Member

    Guadalajara, México
    Mexican Spanish
    Estoy de acuerdo con IDEM
     
  4. Masood Senior Member

    Leicester, England
    British English
    Ídem.
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012
  5. Singinswtt11

    Singinswtt11 Senior Member

    Bay Area, California
    English since birth, Spanish shortly thereafter
    =) You guys are funny! Thank you!
     
  6. ewall Senior Member

    English - Canada
    How would I say "same as above" in spanish?
    lo mismo que lo anterior?
     
  7. fenixpollo

    fenixpollo Mod Chicken

    Arizona
    American English
    It might depend on the context. Can you give us more background information, please, and a complete sentence, if possible?
     
  8. Wisconsinite Senior Member

    English United States
    I have the same question. In my case, these are report card comments, and the teacher's comment is "same as above."

    I noticed the suggestion of ídem in another thread, but I'm wondering if ídem will make sense to parents who are not college graduates. Is ídem pretty recognizable to Spanish-speakers, regardless of education level?

    If not, I need to say something that makes sense to your average parent.

    Maybe. . . Igual que arriba?
     
  9. kari39 New Member

    English
    I didn't see a response to your question--did you ever figure out the appropriate way to say "same as above"? I also feel ídem is not recognizable for an average speaker. Let me know! ¡Muchas gracias!
     

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