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    HI ALL, I WAS WONDERING IF SOMEONE CAN HELP ME WITH THIS PLEASE. I WOULD LIKE TO SEND THIS TO MY BABY NIECE WHO ONLY SPEAKS SPANISH. AM I SAYING THIS RIGHT OR SHOULD IT BE SAID DIFFERENTLY? AND IS IT SPELLED RIGHT?

    THANKING YOU ALL IN ADVANCE.


    DE AHORA EN ADELANTE NENA ES TU NOMBRE. NENA ES LINDA Y SUENA AGRADABLE, Y ADEMAS EL NOBRE TE REFLEJA MUCHISSIMO CHIQUITA.

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    Hi Suzie, it might be helpful to provide what you want to say in English alongside your translation...just to make sure we know where you're going with this.

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    Smile Hi ScottJ and thank you for responding.

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottJ
    Hi Suzie, it might be helpful to provide what you want to say in English alongside your translation...just to make sure we know where you're going with this.
    Hi Scott, basically I would like to send an email to my niece informing her that from now on her new nic name wil be "Nena" because I was told it means "Little One" if so, well then I find it reflects and suits her well, also being that she is a cute little chubby baby...lol even though she is 9 years old, she will always be my little baby niece no matter the age..!!

    Thank you for your help Scott.

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    SuzieQ, now that we have clarified that...I, as a non-native speaker, would say "te llamo nena". "Te refleja" sounds wierd to me, but I can't think of an alternative. Also, be sure to spell "nombre" correctly the second time and "muchísimo" is the correct spelling. I am sure that others will be coming soon to give additional feedback.

    Best of luck

    Quote Originally Posted by SuzieQ
    HI ALL, I WAS WONDERING IF SOMEONE CAN HELP ME WITH THIS PLEASE. I WOULD LIKE TO SEND THIS TO MY BABY NIECE WHO ONLY SPEAKS SPANISH. AM I SAYING THIS RIGHT OR SHOULD IT BE SAID DIFFERENTLY? AND IS IT SPELLED RIGHT?

    THANKING YOU ALL IN ADVANCE.


    DE AHORA EN ADELANTE NENA ES TU NOMBRE. NENA ES LINDA Y SUENA AGRADABLE, Y ADEMAS EL NOBRE TE REFLEJA MUCHISSIMO CHIQUITA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottJ
    SuzieQ, now that we have clarified that...I, as a non-native speaker, would say "te llamo nena". "Te refleja" sounds wierd to me, but I can't think of an alternative. Also, be sure to spell "nombre" correctly the second time and "muchísimo" is the correct spelling. I am sure that others will be coming soon to give additional feedback.

    Best of luck
    OK great! I will make the changes, though I do have a question. Why? does "Te Refleja" sound wierd, does it not mean it suits her fine? or how would you say nena suits her perferctly being that she is a little baby.

    Thanks Scott

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    To me, "reflejar" has a nearly identical meaning as "reflect"...and it sounds weird to ME, not saying it is incorrect. I would have used "te favorece" or "te queda perfecto".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottJ
    To me, "reflejar" has a nearly identical meaning as "reflect"...and it sounds weird to ME, not saying it is incorrect. I would have used "te favorece" or "te queda perfecto".
    OK, Let's see if I got this right! I added a few changes too.

    HOLA CHIQUITA, DE AHORA EN ADELANTE TE LLAMO NENA. NENA ES LINDA Y SUENA AGRADABLE, Y ADEMAS ESTE NOMBRE TE QUEDA PERFECTO.

    How does this sound to you Scott?? Does it sound OK? and once again thank you for helping me out!

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    As a native speaker I would write:

    A partir de ahora te llamaré "nena", es bonito y te queda bien porque eres una nenita linda y siempre lo serás para mí, aunque vayas creciendo.

    I think these words express correctly what you want to say to your niece.

    best regards

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    Great job, anais! That looks concise and you added a bit to it as well...Hope all of this helps, SuzieQ!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anais
    As a native speaker I would write:

    A partir de ahora te llamaré "nena", es bonito y te queda bien porque eres una nenita linda y siempre lo serás para mí, aunque vayas creciendo.

    I think these words express correctly what you want to say to your niece.

    best regards

    Yes, It does sound much better. I did want to say something like that, I just didn't know how to put it down in words.

    Thank you Anais.

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