Beware of These Spanish Translation Mistakes

The following blog is from Kaley. She does a wonderful job of listing some of the most common and most funny translation mistakes. I’ve made a few of these errors myself and they did cause some trouble, but thankfully that trouble turned into laughs. Enjoy!

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What do Spanish people call their frenemies? It’s simple, really—enemigos. Ha! Get it? Or am I the only one who thought that was funny.

Translation can be a tricky thing. It’s tempting to Englishize all the Spanish words we don’t know. Thus, problem becomes problemo (wrong) and perfect becomes perfecto (correct). But sometimes we get into trouble with this line of thinking.

My Top 10 Spanish Translation Mistakes

Embarazada Embarrassed False Friend

1. Estar embarazada vs. to be embarrassed

Come on, I can’t not mention it. Who hasn’t, on their first trip to Spain or Mexico or wherever, let it slip that they’re so embarazada? I know I have. Too bad embarazada means pregnant!

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