Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday September 24, 2013

nick, noun:
nickname, username

When Spanish borrows words from English it sometimes changes them, or uses them differently. El nick is a case in point. It’s the word Spanish-speakers use for their username or nickname when on line in discussion forums and so forth.

Registrar tu nick es muy fácil.
Registering your username is very easy.

Other Spanish words which are used a bit differently from English are:

un holding
a holding company

hacerse un lifting
to have a facelift

standing: de alto standing
high-class, prestigious

una empresa de alto standing
a prestigious company

And if you want to do some jogging in Spanish-speaking countries, the normal word is footing:

Hace footing en el parque todos los días a la misma hora.
He goes jogging in the park at the same time every day.

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