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Spanish translation: hágalo usted mismo / bricolaje

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English term or phrase:do it yourself
Spanish translation:hágalo usted mismo / bricolaje
Entered by: Agua
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12:41 Sep 1, 2000
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: do it yourself
Do it yourself.
luke funderburg
Ver abajo
Explanation:
"Hágalo usted mismo" is a good translation. I only need to add that, in the case of DIY shops, it is also called "bricolaje".

Good luck,
Agua
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Agua
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Summary of answers provided
naSee below
Pau
nabricolage OR bricolaje
Betina Frisone
naCareful
Alexandro Padres Jimenez
naEn Argentina...
Patricia Lutteral
naBricolajexxxLia Fail
naHágalo Ud. mismodorisy
naHagalo usted mismoBeatriz Read
naVer abajo
Agua
nahaz por sí mismoMegdalina
naHAZLO TÚ MISMOBernabé Rico


  

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4 mins
HAZLO TÚ MISMO


Explanation:
No tiene mayor complicación

Bernabé Rico
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Yolanda Broad

Pau
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9 mins
Hagalo usted mismo


Explanation:
Servido.

Beatriz Read
Local time: 11:55
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Yolanda Broad

Pau
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22 mins
Ver abajo


Explanation:
"Hágalo usted mismo" is a good translation. I only need to add that, in the case of DIY shops, it is also called "bricolaje".

Good luck,
Agua

Agua
Spain
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Yolanda Broad

Pau
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41 mins
haz por sí mismo


Explanation:
¡Suerte!

Megdalina
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Pau
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1 hr
Hágalo Ud. mismo


Explanation:
Generally, you can use: "Hágalo Ud. mismo" (polite form) or "Hazlo tu mismo"

Depending on the context, you may say "bricolaje", too. It is used, for example, for "Sección de bricolaje" (Do it yourself section) in a department store.

dorisy
Local time: 19:55
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Pau
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3 hrs
Bricolaje


Explanation:
Shops, TV programmes, books are called 'tindas/programas/libros de bricolaje' meaning, do-it-yourself, i.e. diy. Spanish is an elegant language and doesn't tolerate literal translations of this kind, even if they are made!

xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 19:55
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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3 hrs
See below


Explanation:
Estoy de acuerdo con Ailish.

Si bien es cierto que do-it-yourself quiere decir en español hazlo/hágalo tú/usted mismo, no es esa la manera de referirse en español a ese tipo de actividades manuales.
Yo creo que bricolaje es una opción correcta.

Un saludo.

Pau
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3 hrs
bricolage OR bricolaje


Explanation:
I also agree with ailish, with one further suggestion, that it seems it most commonly spelled with a 'g', though it's also used with a 'j'.

A quick check at altavista.com rendered over 5,000 pages for the 'bricolage' spelling and only over 2,000 for 'bricolaje'. Go figure!

Betina


    Reference: http://www.altavista.com/cgi-bin/query?q=bricolage&kl=es&pg=...
    Reference: http://www.altavista.com/cgi-bin/query?q=bricolaje&kl=es&pg=...
Betina Frisone
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Local time: 10:55
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3 hrs
Careful


Explanation:
Although bricolaje seems to be the suggested term, be aware that it is used most frequently in Spain, while Mexico, for example, uses the more popular "hágalo usted mismo".

The google search strings are below.

Bricolaje 3570 hits
Hágalo Usted Mismo 3510.


    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?q=bricolaje&hl=en&safe=off
    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?q=h%E1galo+usted+mismo&hl=en&sa...
Alexandro Padres Jimenez
Local time: 13:55
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Pau
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17 hrs
En Argentina...


Explanation:
también se usa "bricolage" o "bricolaje".
Suerte

Patricia Lutteral
Argentina
Local time: 14:55
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 1564

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