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13:02 Aug 3, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
Spanish term or phrase: Foros
Foros de discusion. Se dice "forums" o "fora"?
Victoria Solessi
English translation:Fora
Explanation:
Forum is a Latin word and the correct plural form is Fora. Other examples of this plural forms are: bacteriUM - BacteriA, CurriculUM - curriculA
Therefore fora is the correct one.
Another possible translation (though it's not as exact) could be "chat rooms"

Good luck!
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xxxkropotkin
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Summary of answers provided
naForaxxxkropotkin
naJust to prove that ignorance isn't always bliss
Alexandro Padres Jimenez
naforaBAQMIA
naForums
Claudia Berison
naforumswendy griswold
naForums está bien
Alexandro Padres Jimenez


  

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4 mins
Forums está bien


Explanation:
En internet abunda el término.

Puedes hacer un search en google por "forums" y encontrarás más de 9 millones de resultados.

Suerte


    Reference: http://www.google.com
Alexandro Padres Jimenez
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4 mins
forums


Explanation:
Based on having an "American" ear. Forums is more colloquial. Random House unabridged dictionary accepts both, so you can't go wrong!


    Random House unabridged English dictionary
wendy griswold
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6 mins
Forums


Explanation:
Lo correcto en realidad es fora, pero en las páginas web aparece forums en todas las que recuerdo (p.ej., el New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com). Suerte!!!

Claudia Berison
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13 mins
fora


Explanation:
The plural of forum is fora... why not use the language as we should?

HTH

BAQMIA
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7 hrs
Fora


Explanation:
Forum is a Latin word and the correct plural form is Fora. Other examples of this plural forms are: bacteriUM - BacteriA, CurriculUM - curriculA
Therefore fora is the correct one.
Another possible translation (though it's not as exact) could be "chat rooms"

Good luck!

xxxkropotkin
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11 hrs
Just to prove that ignorance isn't always bliss


Explanation:
Random House Webster´s Unabridged Dictionary (CD Rom version) has the following for the plural of forum:

fo·rum (fôrÆÃm, fŽrÆÃm), n., pl. fo·rums, fo·ra (fôrÆÃ, fŽrÆÃ).

Both are equally acceptable and, from the searches I mentioned, forums seems quite acceptable for "web" terminology.

Just to check, I ran the same search on google for fora (with English only sites) and found a meager 317,000

Alexandro Padres Jimenez
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