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Old August 17, 2010, 06:58 PM
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Question Melting pot

melting pot
–noun 1. a pot in which metals or other substances are melted or fused.
2. a country, locality, or situation in which a blending of races, peoples, or cultures is taking place.

In both senses I would translate "melting pot" as "crisol", and feel comfortable with that.

Yet I have a concern, while to me "crisol" is a widely known term, is this just my appreciation of it?

I.e. is there a more common Spanish word or expression for it?

Your views and input will be greatly appreciated...

Nueva York es un crisol de culturas...
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Old August 17, 2010, 07:32 PM
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I will be very interested to see where this discussion goes.....
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Old August 17, 2010, 07:49 PM
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Crisol es la palabra correcta, para mí también.
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Estoy de acuerdo. "Crisol" es la traducción común, aunque muchas personas no usen la palabra en su vida cotidiana.
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Old August 18, 2010, 12:35 PM
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Yes, but is crisol used metaforically as in Nueva York es el crisol del mundo? meaning el sitio en que todas las culturas mezclan.
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Yes, but is crisol used metaforically as in Nueva York es el crisol del mundo? meaning el sitio en que todas las culturas mezclan.
Correcto.
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Bueno, pues me alegro de que coincidamos... Tomísimo es entonces un crisol lingüístico donde todas las variantes hispano-americanas del español se amalgaman, así como las diversas variantes del inglés de ambos lados del Atlántico... y de las antipodas... chino, y otros idiomas tienen cabida en este recipiente cibernético donde las opiniones de todos cuentan, y donde acrisolamos los conocimientos de las lenguas...

Hey, by the way, talking about melting pot... Is there any forum member from down under?
I have seen somebody from the Philippines, I believe... but no "Good-day, mate" that I could remember...
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Bueno, pues me alegro de que coincidamos... Tomísimo es entonces un crisol lingüístico donde todas las variantes hispano-americanas del español se amalgaman, así como las diversas variantes del inglés de ambos lados del Atlántico... y de las antipodas... chino, y otros idiomas tienen cabida en este recipiente cibernético donde las opiniones de todos cuentan, y donde acrisolamos los conocimientos de las lenguas...

Hey, by the way, talking about melting pot... Is there any forum member from down under?
I have seen somebody from the Philippines, I believe... but no "Good-day, mate" that I could remember...
Yo soy de donde "el mundo pierde su nombre", si de algo te sirve.
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No... si ya...
Me sirve de mucho... (para el español)
Pero me refería al otro lado de las antípodas, (para el inglés) a los Aussies y a los Kiwis (australianos y neozelandeses) que tienen un 'inglés' muy peculiar...
(Lo mismo que el inglés de Sudáfrica y el de "Inja"...)
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No... si ya...
Me sirve de mucho... (para el español)
Pero me refería al otro lado de las antípodas, (para el inglés) a los Aussies y a los Kiwis (australianos y neozelandeses) que tienen un 'inglés' muy peculiar...
(Lo mismo que el inglés de Sudáfrica y el de "Inja"...)
Conozco el país de los aussies...por tele.
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