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Old August 23, 2012, 09:28 AM
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My mother ordered my sister to stop teasing Carlos

Hola,
Cómo se dice "My mother ordered my sister to stop teasing Carlos"?

A veces la palabra 'mandar' significa 'to order', pero a veces significa 'to send'. Hay un método para asegurar el significado 'to order'? (No quiero decir, por ejemplo: "My mother sent my sister to stop teasing Carlos")

O quizás el lector pueda determinarlo en contexto.

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What's wrong with ordenar?
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Old August 23, 2012, 09:52 AM
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Sí? Pensé que ordenar significaba 'to organize'....Okay. Veo el significado: dar un orden.

"Mi madre ordena a mi hermana de que parar a jorobar Carlos"?

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Old August 23, 2012, 10:55 AM
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ordenó ? (I´ll leave the rest for others, but I thought the de que is not needed )
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Oh, sí, ordenó. Mi falta.
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Old August 23, 2012, 11:26 AM
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Ordenar significa ambas cosas: dar una orden y poner orden en algo; el contexto dirá cuál acepción es la correcta en cada oración.

- Le ordené a Juan que viniera inmediatamente.
I commanded Juan to come immediately.
- Ordené mi cuarto esta mañana.
This morning I put my room in order.

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Sí? Pensé que ordenar significaba 'to organize'....Okay. Veo el significado: dar una orden.

"Mi madre (le) ordenó a mi hermana de que parar (conjugation needed... you can also use "dejar" instead of "parar") a de jorobar Carlos"?
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Oh, sí, ordenó. Mi falta Me equivoqué.
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Old August 23, 2012, 11:53 AM
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muchas gracias!

"Mi madre le ordenó a mi hermana que parara de jorobar Carlos" (?)

El verbo 'parar' se conjuga con el subjuntivo imperfecto?
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Correcto.

Por cierto, "jorobar" es muy coloquial, "...que dejara de molestar a Carlos" suena mejor.
Sólo como nota lateral, "molestar" se traduce como "to bother", no como "to molest".
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"Jorobar" I believe is typically peninsular Spanish, particularly Madrid. Currently, and more colloquially and more often than not, offensive, "joder".

"Fastidiar" (annoy, bother; tease; hassle) is also common in Spain.

"Mortificar" (damage; mortify, chagrin; spite; gall) is probably more formal, but also used.

In Spain "hacer [de] rabiar" is the colloquial thing a Mom would tell Carlos... (This maybe just my "regional" usage, not sure about Argentina, Mexico or other Spanish-speaking areas)

"Mi madre le dijo a mi hermana que parara de hacer [de] rabiar a Carlos" (Colloquially, "dijo" just "said" would be what one would naturally say... of course, the fact that Mom is talking to my sister, in itself it is already a command... not just a friendly or motherly "suggestion"...)
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