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Spanish translation: Había una vez un caballo...

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17:47 May 29, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: once there was a horse
i have to write a story for my spanish class about a horse. Please help me!!
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Spanish translation:Había una vez un caballo...
Explanation:
All children tales in Spanish begin with: Había una vez...

Hope this helps! :-)
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Elinor Thomas
Local time: 11:28
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Summary of answers provided
naÉrase una vez un caballo
Sarah Brenchley
naHABIA UNA VEZ UN CABALLO
dany2303
naHabía una vez un caballo...
Elinor Thomas
naUna vez hubo un caballo (word by word)
Clara Albornoz
nahubo una vez un caballoxxxtrans4u
naUna vez hubo un caballo
Xicla


  

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46 mins
Una vez hubo un caballo


Explanation:
Xicla....

Xicla
Local time: 06:28

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh: NOT THE BEST WORD ORDER
12 hrs

Raimundo: No es natural en español
15 hrs
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59 mins
hubo una vez un caballo


Explanation:
hubo=there was
una vez=once
un=a
caballo=horse

Good luck on your story!!

Bye

xxxtrans4u
PRO pts in pair: 387

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Raimundo: Correcto, pero así no suele empezar un cuento
15 hrs
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1 hr
Una vez hubo un caballo (word by word)


Explanation:
But take care also is usually translated in tales this way: "Había una vez un caballo..."


    Collins Cobuild, Spanish Language, editon 2.000
    5 years Teaching english
Clara Albornoz
PRO pts in pair: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Raimundo: Correcto. Pero las historias empiezan de otro modo
14 hrs
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1 hr
Había una vez un caballo...


Explanation:
All children tales in Spanish begin with: Había una vez...

Hope this helps! :-)


    Language knowledge
Elinor Thomas
Local time: 11:28
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 860
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Carolina R
50 mins

xxxOso: Muy bien
4 hrs

Patricia Lutteral
10 hrs

Bertha S. Deffenbaugh: IT DOES NOT SAY:"ONCE UPON A TIME"...
12 hrs
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7 hrs
Érase una vez un caballo


Explanation:
If you want to start your story as in "Once upon a time" then this is the way to begin.
Good luck with the rest of the story.
Sarah.

Sarah Brenchley
Local time: 15:28
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 208

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Raimundo: Así empiezan los cuentos
8 hrs
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9 hrs
HABIA UNA VEZ UN CABALLO


Explanation:
I do agree with Serena!
Please, don´t use "hubo una vez...." because it sounds very strange.

In Spanish when we want to tell stories we ALWAYS say "Había una vez....(un caballo....)

Good luck!


    Own experience
dany2303
Local time: 11:28
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 35

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh: THAT WOULD BE"ONCE UPON A TIME" AND IT IS NOT
3 hrs

Raimundo: Había, mejor que hubo; y érase una vez lo mejor de todo
6 hrs
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