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21:06 Jun 7, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: elf
A small fictional carachter such as Santa Claus' helpers
Ryan Lockmondy
Spanish translation:duende
Explanation:
mythilogical characters small in size and large pointed ears. Such as Santa Clauses helpers. Also used in Irish tales.
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Carol Hart
United States
Local time: 04:58
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Summary of answers provided
na +1enano, enanito, duendecillo, trasgo, duendexxxOso
na +1elfoMonica Ochoa
naduende, gnomo, enanito
mónica alfonso
naelfo
Mauricio López Langenbach
naduende
Carol Hart
naelfo
Elinor Thomas


  

Answers


3 mins
elfo


Explanation:
they are known in Spanish as elfos and are different than the gnomes.

Hope this helps! :-)


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Elinor Thomas
Local time: 06:58
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 860

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
xxxOso: Noooo! Por favor!!!!
17 mins

Sarah Brenchley: Elfo=elf, duende=goblin
1 hr
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9 mins
duende


Explanation:
mythilogical characters small in size and large pointed ears. Such as Santa Clauses helpers. Also used in Irish tales.


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Carol Hart
United States
Local time: 04:58
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 133
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
xxxtrans4u: Right on the money!!
4 mins

Erik Vorbeck: in Latin America nobody knows what an "elfo" is, but duendes are well known
49 mins

Blanca Rodr�guez
3 hrs
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10 mins peer agreement (net): +1
elfo


Explanation:
Although I've never seen any, according to Simon and Schuster's this is a:
1 elfo, elfina, duende, trasgo 2. enano 3. diablillo, trasgo, niño travieso.

However, since you're talking about Santa's aids, I have to agree with Serena in that your best choice here would be the word "elfo".

Good Luck!


Monica Ochoa
PRO pts in pair: 32

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Roomy Naqvy: same linguistic root
6 mins

agree  NoraBellettieri
595 days
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26 mins peer agreement (net): +1
enano, enanito, duendecillo, trasgo, duende


Explanation:
Como Blanca Nieves y los 7 enanos.

Suerte y saludos de Oso :^)

xxxOso
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 9863

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xxxcboy
54 mins
  -> ¡Gracias! :^)

agree  NoraBellettieri
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37 mins
elfo


Explanation:
En la versión en español de la trilogía del Señor de los Anillos de Tolkien, se les llama "elfos". El Simon and Schuster también sugiere la palabra.


    Reference: http://www.bilbobolson.com/ESDLA/elfos.htm
Mauricio López Langenbach
New Zealand
Local time: 22:58
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 327
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72 days
duende, gnomo, enanito


Explanation:
Enano doesn't sound nice.
I don't have enough information as regards the elf here beig referred.
As for a children's tale in general I would use one of the two first ones. However, SnowWhite's friends in Spanish are the seven 'enanitos'.
Hope this helps.

mónica alfonso
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PRO pts in pair: 1657
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