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English translation: Posada (put explanation in parentheses)

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Spanish term or phrase:posada
English translation:Posada (put explanation in parentheses)
Entered by: kairosz (Mary Guerrero)
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01:44 Dec 30, 2010
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Spanish term or phrase: posada
Se refiere a la fiesta que se hace antes de Navidad en México. ¿Alguna idea de cómo explresarlo en inglés?
kairosz (Mary Guerrero)
Mexico
Local time: 13:25
Leave as is and put explanation in parentheses
Explanation:
In my opinion, if you change the name to an English approximation, you will lose all of the local flavor. I participated in a posada in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, so I know exactly what one is.
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Reed James
Chile
Local time: 16:25
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Muchas gracias, Reed
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Leave as is and put explanation in parentheses


Explanation:
In my opinion, if you change the name to an English approximation, you will lose all of the local flavor. I participated in a posada in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, so I know exactly what one is.


    Reference: http://gomexico.about.com/od/festivalsholidays/a/posadas.htm
Reed James
Chile
Local time: 16:25
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 28
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Muchas gracias, Reed

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