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Spanish translation: preadolescente

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English term or phrase:tween
Spanish translation:preadolescente
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16:10 Jul 2, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Tweens
Younger Families
Families with "Tweens"
Post-Families...etc.
(these are all types of familis for Disney targetting purposes)
aurorah
niños de 8 a 12 años/preadolescentes
Explanation:
Se trata de un término para denominar a estos niños de 8 a 12 años. QUizás podría usarse "preadolescentes". Adjunto un enlace a una página donde se explica el término.
Selected response from:

Mauricio López Langenbach
New Zealand
Local time: 16:09
Grading comment
Mil gracias, pondré preadolescentes. También en Argentina usamos prepúberes, pero suena más "científico".
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +2niños de 8 a 12 años/preadolescentes
Mauricio López Langenbach
na +1Preadolescentes
Cecilia Coopman, M.A. in Translation
na +1chavales / chavalotes / chavalines
flaviofbg
na"tweenagers"
jgal
naGemelos / Mellizos
Elinor Thomas
na -1Suggestion
Sarah Brenchley


  

Answers


8 mins
Gemelos / Mellizos


Explanation:
I guess this is a typo and it shoud be TWINS.

Good luck! :-)


    Language knowledge
Elinor Thomas
Local time: 00:09
Native speaker of: Spanish
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12 mins peer agreement (net): +2
niños de 8 a 12 años/preadolescentes


Explanation:
Se trata de un término para denominar a estos niños de 8 a 12 años. QUizás podría usarse "preadolescentes". Adjunto un enlace a una página donde se explica el término.


    Reference: http://www.oxygen.com/topics/family/special/tweens_040201.ht...
Mauricio López Langenbach
New Zealand
Local time: 16:09
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 327
Grading comment
Mil gracias, pondré preadolescentes. También en Argentina usamos prepúberes, pero suena más "científico".

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  flaviofbg: Vaya, hemos usado el mismo enlace sin darnos cuenta :)
12 mins

agree  samsi: estoy de acuerdo con "preadolescentes", es un termino bien conocido y bien claro
46 mins
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13 mins
"tweenagers"


Explanation:
I think this is another of those yucky words that has recently been invented.

It is used to refer to children who are 'in between', i.e. too old to be treated as kids, but who are not yet teenagers (ages 10-12 roughly).

I've no idea how you could put this into Spanish, but hopefully it'll give you some ideas...

Julia

jgal
Local time: 04:09
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
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19 mins peer agreement (net): +1
chavales / chavalotes / chavalines


Explanation:
Son básicamente niños de 8 a 12 años :)

Aquí tienes todo un dossier sobre el tema (mira el Link de abajo : Tweens - Generation Who?)

Suerte! Flavio




    Reference: http://www.oxygen.com/topics/family/special/tweens_040201.ht...
flaviofbg
Spain
Local time: 04:09
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 121

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ruth Romero: "chavales" is a good option, good link
10 mins
  -> Thanks :)
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20 mins peer agreement (net): -1
Suggestion


Explanation:
This is very much a Disney marketing invention and this is the description I found on the page below:
"Marketers have a term for this new social animal, kids between eight and 12: they call them "tweens." The name captures the ambiguous reality: though chronologically midway between early childhood and adolescence, this group is leaning more and more toward teen styles, teen attitudes, and, sadly, teen behavior at its most troubling."
The problem is how to say it in Spanish:
niñadolescentes possibly?
Or probably better to leaver it English and Expalin in brackets.
There does seem to be some disagreement over what age "tweens" begin - 8 or 10.
Good luck.
Sarah.





    Reference: http://www.city-journal.org/html/8_4_a1.html
Sarah Brenchley
Local time: 04:09
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 208

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Katrin Zinsmeister: No se asocia nada con este término en español...
26 mins
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20 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Preadolescentes


Explanation:
Niños entre 8 y 12 años.

El término preadolescente es comunmente usado en español:

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Atrium/9952/CongresoInte.htm...




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Cecilia Coopman, M.A. in Translation
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:09
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 136

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Katrin Zinsmeister
27 mins
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