From Lat. "Laetitia" to English "Queen Happiness"!
Thread poster: Susana E. Cano Méndez

Susana E. Cano Méndez  Identity Verified
Spain
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French to Spanish
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Jul 4, 2014

Queen Letizia (from Lat. "laetitia": "happiness"), at a Red Cross meeting, has been called "Felicity" insteadicon_smile.gif She has been so kind as to reply: "You can call me Queen Happiness". Wonderful translation story!

[link in Spanish]
http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2014/07/04/actualidad/1404478814_514726.html vía @el_pais


 

María González, M.A. ForLang
Spain
Local time: 03:55
English to Spanish
You can call me Happiness -- that's great! Oh, yeah! Jul 5, 2014

Just watched the video earlier today, and it was a nice surprise to hear Queen Letizia/Felicity/Happiness speak (basic) English quite fluently -- guess she had probably been rehearsing for days. Here it goes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH3oI7upilg#action=share

Rumor had it that Queen Letizia's English used to be awful, to the point of not being able to keep a short conversation with any of her husband's Greek relatives. Now I'm glad to see she's improvingicon_smile.gif

Have a good rest of the weekend, -M


 

Andy Watkinson
Spain
Local time: 04:55
Member
Catalan to English
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Strange Jul 5, 2014

María González wrote:

Just watched the video earlier today, and it was a nice surprise to hear Queen Letizia/Felicity/Happiness speak (basic) English quite fluently -- guess she had probably been rehearsing for days. Here it goes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH3oI7upilg#action=share

Rumor had it that Queen Letizia's English used to be awful, to the point of not being able to keep a short conversation with any of her husband's Greek relatives. Now I'm glad to see she's improvingicon_smile.gif

Have a good rest of the weekend, -M


How could she possibly rehearse someone else's mistake?

BTW. She worked for international news agencies for years (Bloomberg, CNN PLUS); English is the norm in such places as the day-to-day working language - plus a stint in Mexico and the US.


 


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