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Old April 15, 2012, 09:30 AM
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Home away from home

Does anyone know the correct translation for the idiom "home away from home."

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Old April 15, 2012, 09:41 AM
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Estar como en casa.
Sentirse como en casa.

Make sure the verb is conjugated, if need be.

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Old April 16, 2012, 08:58 AM
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Home away from home...

What I was looking for was more on the order of "The Waldorf Astoria is my home away from home when I visit New York." which would be more like "hogar fuera de casa."

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Old April 16, 2012, 11:04 AM
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I provided the Spanish equivalent of 'es mi hogar fuera de casa'. If you google that phrase, you'll find only 9 hits. You'll find that the phrases I gave you are commonly-used equivalents.

Estoy como en casa en el Waldorf Astoria cuando visito Nueva York.
Me siento como en casa ...

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Old April 16, 2012, 11:11 AM
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The Waldorf is your pied a terre in New York.
I researched a Spanish equivalent of pied a terre, and came up with apeadera. I have never heard the term before, and would wait for native Spanish speakers to give their opinion.
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Old April 16, 2012, 11:39 AM
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The Waldorf is your pied a terre in New York.
I researched a Spanish equivalent of pied a terre, and came up with apeadera. I have never heard the term before, and would wait for native Spanish speakers to give their opinion.
Yo no he oido nunca apeadera en femenino; sí se usa en masculino frecuentemente como lugares donde paran trenes para recoger/dejar pasajeros y que posiblemente tenga otros significados.

Estoy de acuerdo con Rusty: Estar (como) en casa. Mi hogar en Nueva York. Sentirse (como) en casa. Pongo en paréntesis los "como", porque si se suprimen se le da aun mas fuerza al sentimiento/sensación: Me siento en casa en el Wardorf Astoria cuando visito Nueva York. En el Wardorf Astoria en Nueva York, estoy en casa. Es mi segundo hogar.

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Old April 16, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Entonces apeadero es otra palabra para sala de espera. ¿Estoy en lo cierto?
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Old April 16, 2012, 03:03 PM
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No aquí y creo que en ninguna parte. Como ha dicho <micho>, se usa para pequeñas estaciones de trenes. "Apearse" significa bajarse de un tren, de un autobús,... No tendría sentido en una sala de espera. Actualmente no se usa mucho como verbo.
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Como ya han dicho, apeadero es una parada fija de tren donde no suele haber andén -o lo hay de 5 metros de largo-, no hay personal, y en general no hay ni pájaros. Allí la gente se apea (sus pies se bajan del animal o vehículo en el que se estaba transportando y tocan la tierra)

Pied-à-terre se dice igual, o lo referimos como el segundo hogar, la segunda casa, o nuestra casa/nuestro hogar/nuestro lugarcito/nuestro refugio/el lugar donde nos sentimos a gusto (o como en casa) cuando estamos en tal o cual localidad. O también en frases así:

-Cuando voy a Mar del Plata siempre paro en el Hermitage
-Sí, a pedir limosna en la puerta, ratonazo
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