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    Hola,

    I am translating a marketing questionaire and i have to translate "What type of dwelling do you live in?"

    Would it be "En qué tipo de domocilio Ud. reside? Apartamento o condominium/casa particular/ Otto"?

    Any help would be gratefully received!

    Gracias,

    John

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    I would say:
    ¿En qué tipo de vivienda reside usted? Apartamento o condominium/casa/ Otro"?

    apartamento: it sounds to me a bit Mexican. I would say departamento

    condominium
    : if you mean
    http://www.google.com.ar/images?hl=e...og&sa=N&tab=wi
    the word could be edificio

    casa particular: the adjective particular is used in this case to diferentiate it from offices, and shops. I would just say casa

    Hope it helps!

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    ¡Gracias, clarab! Me ayudó muchísimo.

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    Well I got the Spanish translation of "What type of dwelling do you live in?", The translation of this is

    "¿Qué tipo de vivienda vive usted?".

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    "¿En qué tipo de vivienda vive?"

    In Spain that would be the best way of saying it.

    Regards.

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    Default Re: "dwelling" in Spanish?

    Sí, pero el pronombre usted es necesario en la pregunta para darle formalidad y aunque no es muy lógico en este caso también para evitar ambigüedad, pues la forma vive no solo aplica para usted sino también para él y ella.

    ¿En qué tipo de vivienda vive usted?


    apartamento: it sounds to me a bit Mexican. I would say departamento

    En Vzla. decimos apartamento for apartment y departamento la usamos para referirnos a una subdivisión de una organización o institución.
    Last edited by Cotty; 02-24-2011 at 01:28 PM.

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    En que tipo de casa vive usted? apartment, rowhome, single family etc..

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