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Old April 22, 2009, 09:51 AM
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Agenda and calendar with the meaning of "horario"? I learnt schedule and timetable too, for "horario". Would you mind to put some examples? Thanks. Example: calendar of events:
Monday Marlena Shaw will be at the Blue Note Fist show at 9PM
second show at 11., Monday at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola Michel Camilo first

show 8PM second show at 11 will feature...
Example: My agenda includes a 9AM meeting with fulanito de tal, and lunch at 1 with...


I'd never say "hacer una cita" in Spain, I'd say "concertar una cita" in formal language, for instance, in a letter: "Quisiéramos concertar una cita con ustedes...". You also can use "cita" in colloquial language, but then you'd say "tengo una cita con tal", it's used frequently with couples: "tengo una cita con ese chico que me gusta tanto". With a doctor or liberal profesionals you would say also either "tengo que concertar una cita con el abogado" or "tengo una cita con el abogado".
I'm curious about concertar una cita.
There are times I must "use make an appointment" in Spanish. Is concertar una cita generally what is used among Latin Americans as well?
This is kind of important to me, because it relates to my work.
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Old April 22, 2009, 10:08 AM
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I'm curious about concertar una cita.
There are times I must "use make an appointment" in Spanish. Is concertar una cita generally what is used among Latin Americans as well?
This is kind of important to me, because it relates to my work.
I can't help you with Latin American, sorry!

We use the word agenda too, with computer or with a notebook, where we note down the schedule of the appointments: "En mi agenda tengo apuntadas dos reuniones a la misma hora y una cita con el dentista".
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Old April 22, 2009, 10:11 AM
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@Poli: I guess it depends on where you are and how formal you want to be.

"Concertar una cita" is very formal language (but it has the advantage that it will be understood everywhere).

In daily Mexican words "pedir cita" or "pedir una cita" is the most common expression.

"Pedir una cita" (to ask for an appointment)
"Dar una cita" (to give an appointment)
"Acordar una cita" (to agree to meet each other)
"Tener una cita" (to have an appointment)

Pedí una cita para la entrevista de trabajo.
I asked for an appointment to do the job interview.

Me dieron una cita para la entrevista mañana.
I was given an appointment for the interview tomorrow.

Si quiere ver el departamento, acordamos una cita para más tarde.
If you want to see the appartment, we can agree to meet each other later.

Ya llevas tres días enfermo, ¿todavía no tienes cita con el médico?
You've been 3 days ill, don't you have an appointment with the doctor yet?


Quisiera concertar una cita con ustedes para hablar de nuestros negocios.
I'd like to make an appointment with you to talk about our business.
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Old April 22, 2009, 10:23 AM
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Acordar una cita también se dice. Y es cierto, también "me dieron una cita", pero no se dice "Dame /Deme una cita", o no se suele decir, se suele "pedir hora". Si es para el trabajo "acordar" o "concertar" le va perfecto, ¿no?
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Old April 22, 2009, 10:31 AM
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Thanks all. In the past I would say "¿quiere hacer una cita con el médico?
I imagine that it was accepted because it's obvious that Spanish is not my
native language. From now on I will use concertar or acordar.
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Thanks all. In the past I would say "¿quiere hacer una cita con el médico?
I imagine that it was accepted because it's obvious that Spanish is not my
native language. From now on I will use concertar or acordar.
Como dice irmamar, tambien se usa dar/pedir hora.
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Old April 22, 2009, 12:38 PM
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@Poli: In Mexico "¿quiere hacer una cita con el médico?" would be the most usual sentence.
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@Poli: In Mexico "¿quiere hacer una cita con el médico?" would be the most usual sentence.
I think poli is in Spain...

correction. poli is in NY :-D

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Old April 22, 2009, 12:48 PM
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@Poli: In Mexico "¿quiere hacer una cita con el médico?" would be the most usual sentence.
Whenever I said it i thought it sounded like "Would you like to go out on a
date with the doctor?", but honestly I never knew a better way of saying it. Now I know to use concertar.
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En España si dices: "quiero hacer una cita con el médico" suena muy mal, pero es peor si dices "quiero tener una cita con el médico", porque "tener una cita" es para parejas.
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