He has put a sign up for you.

  • swyves

    Senior Member
    UK English, Living in Peru
    What's a letrero then? I always used that for a sign in general, but now worry that I've been wrong all the time.
     

    kazijistan

    Senior Member
    Chile and Spanish
    In some countries like Spain use the expression "cartel" to talk about a poster or "afiche" (this word comes from french). That it to say, a big piece of paper where you draw some designs in an attractive way. "Letrero" comes from "letra" (letter), that it is, a piece of paper or wood or other material where you write, for instance, a warning, an indication of something, and so on.
     

    Fernita

    Senior Member
    castellano de Argentina.
    swyves said:
    What's a letrero then? I always used that for a sign in general, but now worry that I've been wrong all the time.
    A letrero is a sign indicating something (end of a route or crossroad, etc). The synonym would be cartel at least in Argentina.

    If you mean those long carteles that are hung from one side of the street to the other, saying for example: Welcome home. We all love you!, we call them pasacalles. In Argentina, of course.
     
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