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01:14 Feb 13, 2009
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Furniture / Household Appliances
Spanish term or phrase: aspirar
Seran aspirados a fondo, trapeados con productos limpiadores desengrasantes, retocados con cera antideslizantes y lustrados convenientemente.

*This refers to cleaning Tile Floors, so "vacuuming" isn't appropriate in this case...
Kimberlee Thorne-Harper
United States
Local time: 04:09
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Summary of answers provided
5 +6vacuum clean
Sergio Gaymer
5 +2vacuum
Rosa Paredes
5to hoover
Dave Pugh
5Vacuumed/ vacuum cleaned
Gilberto Diaz Castro
4to pick up
Michael Powers (PhD)


Discussion entries: 11





  

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +6
vacuum clean


Explanation:
I don't find any other alternative

Sergio Gaymer
Chile
Local time: 05:09
Native speaker of: Spanish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Carlos Segura: Yes, "to vacuum clean", or simply "to vacuum".
5 mins
  -> gracias Carlos, que tengas un buen día

agree  teju: Indeed, people do vacuum tile floors, it's much easier than sweeping and picking the dirt off with the dust pan. You can say just "vacuum".
13 mins
  -> thanks teju, have nice day

agree  Marsha Wilkie
21 mins
  -> tanks Marsha, have a nice day

agree  Bubo Coromandus: yes, I think "thoroughly vacuum cleaned" would work for "aspirados a fondo" even though the floors aren't carpeted
1 hr
  -> thanks Deborah, have a nice day

agree  Mirtha Grotewold
12 hrs
  -> gracias Mirtha, que tengas un lindo día

agree  Alice Bootman
12 hrs
  -> Thanks Alice, have a nice day
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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
to pick up


Explanation:
They will be thoroughly picked up, mopped with cleaning products ...

For a file floor since files are not vacuumed. However, before cleaning and shining these floors, they must be picked up.

Oxford

"aspirar: ... pick up ... "

Mike :)

Michael Powers (PhD)
United States
Local time: 06:09
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 10

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Gilberto Diaz Castro: Mike, the truth is that you are out of contact with floor cleaning,see: http://www.vacuum-home.com/floor-vacuums/
5 days
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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +2
vacuum


Explanation:
Most people vacuum tile floors using the brush attachment of their vaccum. It's easier than sweeping.

Rosa Paredes
Canada
Local time: 03:09
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Carlos Segura
6 mins

agree  Maria-Jose Pastor
13 hrs
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
Vacuumed/ vacuum cleaned


Explanation:
Los compañeros respondieron fuera de tiempo. En éste caso es futuro por lo tanto debe ser:"they will/shall be vacuumed" o "they will/shall be vacuum cleaned".

Gilberto Diaz Castro
United States
Local time: 06:09
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 4
Notes to answerer
Asker: Hi Gilbert, None of the options seemed to fit my context, so I simply used "clean" to avoid problems...

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19 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
to hoover


Explanation:
Another alternative

Dave Pugh
Local time: 12:09
Native speaker of: English
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