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gav (2710)

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Monday July 12, 2004
02:14 PM


[ #19807 ]

I'm working on a Spanish e-commerce site for one of our clients who've just got back with the translations. I thought some of them were a little odd, but chalked that up to my Spanish being a bit rusty.

The one that really sticks out as wrong is using "Dirección de correo electrónico" as "email". I'm guessing that Spanish speakers use "email" too. Right? Is "email" part of a global vocabulary?

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  • The "official" term is "correo electrónico"---remember, Spanish has the Academy that decides what words exist. People will say "email," but it's not "real" Spanish.
    • Further research: also said, "emilio" and "imeil" and "correo-e" and others. "correo-e" seems like the contraction of the official form, and might be the best one to pick, if you want to change things.
  • A quick search through my e-mail shows these results:

    [...] le rogamos nos responda este e-mail [...]

    [...] se la enviaremos vía e-mail [...]

    I'm not Spanish (I'm Portuguese), but I went to a number of conferences and events in Spain... hence, these e-mails :-)