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03:15 Jul 25, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: papiroflexia
This is a term that came to my mind just now. It reminds me of an old teacher of mind, who would make us enjoy this beautiful art of paper-folding (???) instead of teaching us the compulsory Science syllabus...
Elia Yuste
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Summary of answers provided
nasee below
Gonzalo Tutusaus
naorigami / origamyTelesforo Fernandez
naorigami
Sarah Brenchley
naorigamiHeathcliff
naorigamyTelesforo Fernandez


  

Answers


11 mins
origamy


Explanation:
This is the word in English. I hope I need not give you a lenghtly explnation of what origamy is and is not. just enter " origamy" and you will get a number of sites.

Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 03:44
PRO pts in pair: 262
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25 mins
origami


Explanation:
As Joseph Wu says in the introduction to his web site (which is quite lovely -- well worth a look!), "Origami is the art of paper folding. The word is Japanese,
literally meaning "to fold" (oru) "paper" (kami)…"






    Reference: http://www.origami.vancouver.bc.ca
Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 14:14
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25 mins
origami


Explanation:
I agree with the previous answer but not the spelling. i not y since it's a Japanese word.

Sarah Brenchley
Local time: 23:14
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1 hr
origami / origamy


Explanation:
Both the spelling are used. Is a matter of choice. To sound more JA\apanese, Origami would do, pero para dar una froma inglesa se pude optar por " Origamy"

Telesforo Fernandez
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2 days 10 hrs
see below


Explanation:
I would leave it as "paper-folding", since it is a widely (maybe the most) used term and it is self-explanatory of its meaning (perhaps some readers might not not know what origami means).
Regards.

Gonzalo Tutusaus
Netherlands
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