Not logged in [Login - Register]

Go To Bottom
Printable Version  
Author: Subject: sidewalk
Super Nomad


Posts: 1694
Registered: 5-23-2013
Location: Centerville, MA, USA
Member Is Offline

[*] posted on 9-26-2023 at 06:53 AM

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.

Visit my Dreams of Pescadero blog:
View user's profile Visit user's homepage
Elite Nomad

Posts: 6987
Registered: 8-5-2011
Member Is Offline

[*] 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."


"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."

Want to adopt a mellow Baja dog or cat? -
View user's profile

  Go To Top


All Content Copyright 1997- Q87 International; All Rights Reserved.
Powered by XMB; XMB Forum Software © 2001-2014 The XMB Group

"If it were lush and rich, one could understand the pull, but it is fierce and hostile and sullen. The stone mountains pile up to the sky and there is little fresh water. But we know we must go back if we live, and we don't know why." - Steinbeck, Log from the Sea of Cortez


"People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care." - Theodore Roosevelt


"You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who they think can do nothing for them or to them." - Malcolm Forbes


"Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you." - Jim Rohn


"The best way to get the right answer on the internet is not to ask a question; it's to post the wrong answer." - Cunningham's Law

Thank you to Baja Bound Mexico Insurance Services for your long-term support of the Forums site.

Emergency Baja Contacts Include:

Desert Hawks; El Rosario-based ambulance transport; Emergency #: (616) 103-0262