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[*] posted on 9-26-2023 at 06:53 AM
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The Spanish word of the day from Transparent Language is acera, which is translated "sidewalk." However, in both Mexico and Puerto Rico I've only heard banqueta. Alternatives include vereda and andén, used more commonly in Argentina and Colombia, respectively. To paraphrase George Bernard Shaw, Latin American countries are "separated by a common language."

Any other variations to share? I haven't been to mainland Spain since 1976, and I can't say I recall what a sidewalk was called when I was there. The Transparent Language forum mentions cafés con terraza in Spain and Argentina, and cafe al paso in Peru.




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[*] posted on 9-26-2023 at 07:25 AM


According to Chat GPT 3.5

"In Mexico, the term for "sidewalk" is typically "banqueta" or "acera." These words are commonly used to refer to the paved pedestrian walkways alongside roads or streets. The specific word used may vary depending on the region in Mexico, but both "banqueta" and "acera" are widely understood throughout the country."

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"In Mexico, the term for "curb" is generally "banqueta" or "orilla de la acera." Both of these terms are commonly used to refer to the raised edge or border of the sidewalk or pavement that separates it from the road or street. Again, the specific word used may vary depending on the region, but "banqueta" and "orilla de la acera" are commonly understood terms for "curb" in Mexico."




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