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18:55 Jan 6, 2020
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Additional field(s): Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
English term or phrase: stan
Definition from Merriam-Webster:
(v) To exhibit fandom to an extreme or excessive degree : to be an extremely devoted and enthusiastic fan of someone or something

Example sentence(s):
  • I know I don't know a lot about stanning, but I do know that I stan for the 21 Mango products below. What to Wear
  • Jimmy Kimmel gets it, you guys. Usually, I like to stand up on a soapbox and shout about the lack of diversity in late-night television, but I stan for my boy Kimmel. elite daily
  • "I stanned her, and then she stanned me while I didn't stan her and now we stan each other," he said, per a video captured by Daily Mail. E! News
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Alberto Gómez Herrera
3 +1fanático
Mónica Algazi

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Definition from Wikipedia:
Hoy en día, se usa mayormente para designar a las personas profusas en su proselitismo hacia una causa religiosa o política, hacia un deporte, pasatiempo o hobby, o hacia una persona a quien idolatra.

Example sentence(s):
  • Quién es Wu Lei, el fanático de Messi que le amargó la tarde al Barcelona - Toda pasión  

Aunque no es estrictamente necesario, podría ser también "fanático obsesivo".
Mónica Algazi
Local time: 10:46
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 12

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Yes  Aïda Garcia Pons: Aunque yo utilizaría la definición del DRAE. A mi Wikipedia no me inspira confianza. (por buena q sea la definición en este caso ;) )
1 day 19 hrs
  -> Buen apunte. Gracias, Aída.
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Definition from Real Diccionario de la Academia Español:
Accepted term by the Real Dictionary of the Spanish Academy.

Spanish definition: "2. tr. Amar o admirar con exaltación a alguien o algo. Era u. t. c. intr."
English translation: "2. tr. To love or admire somebody or something with zeal."

Example sentence(s):
  • Original font: Pido a todas las personas migrantes que dejen de idolatrar a la «izquierda blanca española » [...] Translation: "I demand all migrants to stop stanning the «spanish white left party» [...]" - "Público" magazine  
  • Original font: Idolatrar a un jugador, por muy excelente que sea, y darle el mérito en exclusiva a él, crea discordia [...] Translation: "Stanning a player, as good as he can be, and giving him all the merit, will create a division [...]" - "El periódico" magazine  
  • Original font: Sí, además de ser una artistaza y un pibón, Rihanna es buena persona, ¿cómo no la vamos a idolatrar? Translation: "Yes, in addition to being a huge artist and a raving beauty, Rihanna is a good person too. How are we not supposed to stan her?" - "Cosmopolitan" magazine  

My colleague Mónica Algazi has indeed showns a great word for it as a noun ("fanático"), which is not to be discarded (my congratulations for that proposal). In line with her contributión, the verb more closely associated to that term necessarily needs to be a phrase: "ser fanático/a de...", literally translating as "being a stan fan of". Nothing closer comes to my mind including the term "fanático" ("freak", "zealot", "enthusiast").

My word is another approach which simplifies the word count and still implies a similar meaning, and being accepted in our language dictionary I understand it fits with your needs for a glossary entry to be created.
Alberto Gómez Herrera
Local time: 13:46
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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