1. Ixely Member

    Chihuahua Mexico, Español

    I'm trying to explain to a frind from UK the mexican tradition : de los "Reyes Magos" but I don't know how to translate the name to english.

    Could any of you help me please?

  2. diegodbs

    diegodbs Senior Member

    I was taught at school they were "the three Magi". And it is a Spanish tradition too.
  3. Nenita84

    Nenita84 Senior Member

    España / español
    "The Three Wise Men" es la traducciónal inglés según aprendí en el colegio.
  4. Alundra

    Alundra Senior Member

    Nueva York de la Mancha
    España - Castellano
    The three wise men, too.:)

  5. Ixely Member

    Chihuahua Mexico, Español
    Thanks guys!!

    I had heard it before, and I remembered that the translation had nothing to do with kings but I didn't remember exactly.

    Thanks again
  6. Misao

    Misao Senior Member

    back in Soria
    Zaragoza(Spain)- Spanish
    I agree with Alundra and Nenita84, "the Three Wise Men"
  7. diegodbs

    diegodbs Senior Member

    According to the OED. "Magi" = the three wise from the East who brought gifts to the infant Jesus.
  8. fenixpollo

    fenixpollo moderator

    American English
    Correct, Diego. Many people will recognize that "The Magi" (pronounced with the "a" of match, catch and the long "i" of I, eye) refers to the Three Wise Men, but the latter is more common in everyday speech.

    The day on which they are celebrated is known as Epiphany.
  9. ampurdan

    ampurdan Senior Member

    jiā tàiluó ní yà
    Català & español (Spain)
    Yes, nowhere in the Biblie says they were kings, as far as I am concerned.

    EDIT- I guess my last sentence is incorrect, it should be: "Nowhere in the Bible it's said that they were kings".
  10. Philippa

    Philippa Senior Member

    Britain - English
    Hi!! I'd say:
    Nowhere in the Bible does it say that they were Kings, as far as I know.
    I don't think it says anywhere in the Bible that there were three of them either - just 3 gifts!!
    Saludos and please do correct my Spanish, ampuradan!!
    Philippa :)
  11. Nicosito Senior Member

    French and UK English, ferpectly bilingual

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