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17:07 Mar 8, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Journalism
Spanish term or phrase: La Hoja
I saw it on a t-shirt in peru.

Summary of answers provided
naLa hoja (name of newspaper)
Elisa Capelão
naName of a newspaperFuad Yahya
naThe leaf
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh



5 hrs
The leaf

"Hoja" has these translations:

Leaf of a plant= Hoja de una planta
Sheet of paper = Hoja de papel.
Blade= Hoja de cuchillo
Razor blade= Hoja de afeitar.

I do not imagine anyone writing "la hoja" on a t-shirt thinking about a sheet of paper, for example. So, I think the meaning of those two words on the t-shirt is :"the leaf".

It could also be the name of a town, village or place known to natives, but in any case the translations would be the same.

Regards, :)


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Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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20 hrs
Name of a newspaper

The T-shirt was probably advertising a newspaper. There are many Spanish-language newspapers and magazines by the name of "La Hoja" in many Latin American countries. The translations given by FIRST-RATE explain the possible intended meaning or meanings.


Fuad Yahya
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1 day2 hrs
La hoja (name of newspaper)

yes hoja has all the meanings given by the colleague in the firat answer.

Once you have seen it printed on a T-shirt, I agree with the second answer, about being the name of a newspaper or magazine...

here are some references that confirm this term as being (very likely) the name of a publicacion (newspaper/magazine)

Diario "La Hoja" - San Miguel - Buenos Aires - Argentina
Esta página usa marcos, pero su explorador no los admite.

La Hoja Federal N° 44 - Viernes 29 de Diciembre del año ...
... La Hoja Federal. ... La Hoja Federal Dirección y Redacción: Av de Mayo 962 piso
1º C1084AAR - Buenos Aires. Correo electrónico: ...
Description: Semanario de distribución gratuita por correo electrónico y presencia en Internet. Opinión, política,...
Category: World > Español > ... > Argentina > Noticias y Medios > Publicaciones Electrónicas - 67k

CyTec - Internet en El Salvador: Revista Cultural: Literatura
... nacionales y centroamericanos. Publica sus primeros poemas en la revista Hoja (Amigos
de la Cultura, San Salvador, 1956) y en Diario Latino de la misma ciudad. ... literatura.htm

Diario La Hoja
... de aquel material, la nota de la revista hace referencia al hallazgo del juez Bustos ... como
publicara en su oportunidad La Hoja) se encontró un libro con la ...

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Elisa Capelão
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Estimadas señoras:
Soy el director de la publicación La Hoja Federal. Es común que en Argentina los nombres de los periódicos lleven el artículo antes del nombre, como los diarios LA NACIÓN, LA PRENSA, EL CRONISTA, etc.
En el caso de La Hoja Federal, el significado de "La Hoja" se relaciona a una hoja de papel (sheet of paper).
Probablemente, si se ha visto una remera (T-Shirt) en Argentina u otro país vecino, eso se refiera a una marca comercial (Trade Mark).
La marca comercial más famosa de Argentina con el nombre "La Hoja", es el de una infusión regional de yerba mate.
La yerba mate "La Hoja" hace publicidad masiva en la región del Río de la Plata, y es muy probable que en una remera (T-Shirt) se haya visto la inscripción "La Hoja", sobre la imagen de una hoja de yerba mate, que es muy parecida a la hoja de tabaco. En éste caso la traducción exacta sería "The Leaf".
Atentos saludos.
Gustavo P. Forgione

Dear ladies:
I am the director of the publication La Hoja Federal. It is common that in Argentina the names of newspapers take the article before the name, like newspapers LA NACIÓN, LA PRENSA, EL CRONISTA, etc.
In the case of La Hoja Federal, the meaning of "La Hoja" is related to a sheet of paper.
Probably, if a T-Shirt in Argentina or another neighboring country has seen, that talks about a Trade Mark.
The most famous trade mark in Argentina with the name "La Hoja", is the one of a regional infusion of yerba mate. The yerba mate "the Leaf" makes massive publicity in the region of the Río de la Plata (Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brasil), and is very probable that in a T-Shirt the inscription has been seen "La Hoja", over the image of a yerba mate leaf, that is very similar to the tobacco leaf. In this one case the exact translation would be "The Leaf".
Best regards,
Gustavo P. Forgione

Sorry for my english, I am not translator. :-)

Example sentence(s):
  • sheet of paper
  • leaf

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