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English translation: -theque (or Fr. -thèque)

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Spanish term or phrase:-teca (suffix)
English translation:-theque (or Fr. -thèque)
Entered by: Parrot
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11:13 May 17, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: Several words ending in \
Discoteca is well known, but, what about these: mediateca, videoteca, mapoteca, and hemeroteca?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Ernesto Leigh
-theque (or Fr. -thèque) as a suffix is acceptable in English;
Explanation:
however, there are other terms: media archives (what journalists sometimes call "the morgue"), videotheque or video library, map library or collection, newspaper library or archives.
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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 18:37
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Thank you for your very throrough reply.
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Summary of answers provided
nalibrary
Sarah Brenchley
navideoteca= video storeChristine Salinas
na-theque (or Fr. -thèque) as a suffix is acceptable in English;
Parrot
namass-media archive or mediatheca / video archive or videotheca/ hemerotheca / map archive
Elisa Capelão


  

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12 mins
mass-media archive or mediatheca / video archive or videotheca/ hemerotheca / map archive


Explanation:


Please see:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=hemerothec...

and

http://www.google.com/search?q=videotheca&hl=en&lr=&safe=off

and

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=map-archiv...

hope it helps a bit!


    Dic. PE + Internet
Elisa Capelão
Local time: 17:37
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 172

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Sarah Brenchley
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36 mins
-theque (or Fr. -thèque) as a suffix is acceptable in English;


Explanation:
however, there are other terms: media archives (what journalists sometimes call "the morgue"), videotheque or video library, map library or collection, newspaper library or archives.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 18:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 7645
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Thank you for your very throrough reply.

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Sarah Brenchley

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57 mins
videoteca= video store


Explanation:
Place where you rent videos. I'm not sure about the others.

Christine Salinas

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Sarah Brenchley

Ruby Valdez
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5 hrs
library


Explanation:
videoteca in a language school is a place where you can take out videos (i.e. you don't have to pay to watch them).
Similarly, hemeroteca = newspaper and periodicals library and mapoteca would be map library.
Hope it helps.
Best wishes,
Sarah.

Sarah Brenchley
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PRO pts in pair: 104
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