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07:05 Nov 13, 2003
Spanish to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: shame
I need to know the name of the grammar sign on top of the letter "u", of the spanish languague.
Spanish translation:diéresis
Explanation:
As in "vergüenza"

I changed this to a monolingual query

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Note added at 6 mins (2003-11-13 07:11:44 GMT)
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The umlaut (or diéresis) is used above the u when the u is sounded in the combinations of güi or güe. Without the umlaut, known as la diéresis or la crema in Spanish, the u would be silent, serving only to indicate that the g is pronounced as a hard g. Among the words with umlauts are vergüenza, shame; cigüeña, stork or crank; pingüino, penguin; and agüero, prediction.
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diéresis


Explanation:
As in "vergüenza"

I changed this to a monolingual query

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Note added at 6 mins (2003-11-13 07:11:44 GMT)
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The umlaut (or diéresis) is used above the u when the u is sounded in the combinations of güi or güe. Without the umlaut, known as la diéresis or la crema in Spanish, the u would be silent, serving only to indicate that the g is pronounced as a hard g. Among the words with umlauts are vergüenza, shame; cigüeña, stork or crank; pingüino, penguin; and agüero, prediction.
http://spanish.about.com/library/weekly/aa080299.htm

Susana Galilea
United States
Local time: 23:57
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 71
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agree  Dominique de Izaguirre
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