Father Christmas

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by lluvia, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. lluvia Member

    By which name is Father Christmas Or Santa Claus known as in the spanish world.

    San Nicolás or Papá Noel
  2. Lluna1977 Senior Member

    Catalan / Spanish
    I'd say that Papá Noel is the most usual one.
  3. Artrella Banned


    The same here in Argentina. PAPA NOEL :)
  4. TUPROFE New Member

    In Peru and other countries in Latinamerica we call him Papa Noel
  5. hoogiesgirl

    hoogiesgirl Senior Member

    Papá Noél, sin lugar a dudas
  6. Cía Member

    España Castellano
    La verdad es que san Nicolás se usa poco. En españa le llamamos Papá Noel o Santa Claus. (claro que aquí, lo que de verdad se celebra son Los reyes Magos ;)
  7. Memphis Tennessee Member

    Barcelona, Spain (català & spanish)
    San Nicolás se utiliza en Holanda, que para ellos viene de España, y aquí se utiliza Papa Noel o Santa Claus

  8. Bengal Member

    French, English
    It's quite interesting that he should be called Papa Noel in Spanish-speaking countries. Is the coinage directly imported from French (Noël is French for Navidad, and Father Xmas is "Père Noël" in French) ? Aybody know how this happened to be? Why is there no "Padre Navidad"?

    Gracias de antemano

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