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    Hi people! What word would you prefer to translate "visit" (visit to the doctor)
    "consulta" or "visita"?

    Thanks!

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    Hi Marlene!

    I think that "Consulta" is more used than "visita". "Visita" sounds more literal translation to me...

    Cheers

    Jack

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    thank you Jack!

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    Yep, I would go with consulta too, unless it is used in some other Spanish speaking country. I'm from Argentina and I wouldn't know.
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    Trabajo de interprete en un hospital de ninos. Este tema ya fue conversado con muchos interpretes de Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Nicaragua, etc ... y claro, mejicanos. Llegue a la conclusion de que lo mejor, si se trata de una tarduccion para USA es usar "CITA". porque es lo que mas se usa en Mexico y al ser la comunidad hispanoparlante mas numerosa, es bastante referente.
    Al menos, aca, en Seattle, la usamos todos los interpretes. Aun aquellos chilenos o argentinos que no la usariamos en nuestros paises.

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    I am also a medical interpreter and interpret for people all around the country as well as in the Seattle area. Many Spanish speakers I interpret for say, "Quiero una consulta con el medico" or "Consulte' con el medico". In addition, the doctor's office is called "consultorio". Still, when I ask someone if they want an appointment, I tend to use "cita". Consulta technically means "consultation".

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    I would prefer "cita" (for appointment) for the one that has been scheduled, for a specific date and time. "Visita/consulta" would work for something for generic.

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