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    Hi!

    The Oxford English Dictionary has added some new words like "YOLO" (You Only Live Once). How would you translate it into Spanish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MirB-Translator View Post
    Hi!

    The Oxford English Dictionary has added some new words like "YOLO" (You Only Live Once). How would you translate it into Spanish?
    I wouldn't the same for LOL, ROLF and XD.

    I'm no translator, but I feel those are more in the realm of slang.

    And quoting Azucar Moreno "Solo se vive una vez" SSVUV!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eidjit View Post
    I wouldn't the same for LOL, ROLF and XD.

    I'm no translator, but I feel those are more in the realm of slang.

    And quoting Azucar Moreno "Solo se vive una vez" SSVUV!
    You're right!!

    It should be used like "LOL" in informal conversations.

    What about "omg"?

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    I don't think OMG is as widespread as LOL in Spanish speakers' everyday conversations. Besides, LOL is easy to pronounce in Spanish, like YOLO. That can't be a coincidence.

    eidjit, don't you mean ROFL?
    ROLF sounds better in Spanish too. I bet that's why you went dyslexic on us... LMAO XD


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    Quote Originally Posted by solg View Post
    Hi!

    I don't think OMG is as widespread as LOL in Spanish speakers' everyday conversations. Besides, LOL is easy to pronounce in Spanish, like YOLO. That can't be a coincidence.

    eidjit, don't you mean ROFL?
    ROLF sounds better in Spanish too. I bet that's why you went dyslexic on us... LMAO XD


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    I think eidjit meant ROFL = Rolling on Floor Laughing. In Spanish, it should be RSDR = revolcándose por el suelo de la risa.

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    I agree with Eidji. "YOLO" should remain as-is! That said, I have never used that word un-ironically, or outside of an academic context such as this. I should get around to doing that before I die. YOLO, after all. There, I did it.

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    Hola. YOLO tendrá un cierto nivel de popularidad entre los angloparlantes, pero entre los de habla hispana, ninguna. Por este motivo, no usaría el término sin traducir. Intentaría traducir la frase: solo se vive una vez. Y si tengo la posibilidad, pondría la sigla y la aclaración entre paréntesis. O encontraría alguna de estas variantes según las posibilidades que permita la traducción.

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    What?? En la esquina de Godoy Cruz y Charcas tenes YOLO Bar! (Pero no parece muy popular.)

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    Hola! Quizás el término es conocido para algunos. Personalmente, nunca escuché a nadie utilizarlo en ninguna forma, ni oral ni escrita. Por eso asumo que la popularidad será muy baja. En la elección de la traducción creo que se debería considerar el grado de popularidad y frecuencia de uso de los términos en cada lengua.

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    No, I think you're right. I'm just joking at this point to save face.

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