HomeQ&Aenglish to spanish... hickory is nogal americano. spanish to english... nogal americano is walnut. why:

english to spanish... hickory is nogal americano. spanish to english... nogal americano is walnut. why:

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i often do a reverse inquiry when questioning a particular word, to see how it translates. i can't seem to find the right word for hickory when i do this. why?

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updated ENE 14, 2010
posted by jorge1006

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It can be interesting to run a sentence through a machine translator, then run the results back the other direction. It almost never comes out the same. If you cycle the sentence through back and forth several times you'll wind up with something that seems to have no relation to your original.

My dictionary: Hickory => madera de nogal; nogal americano; nogal Nogal => walnut tree; hickory; walnut wood

Some dictionaries give more definitions than others.

updated ENE 14, 2010
posted by CalvoViejo
One reason is because a Hickory tree belongs to the Walnut family. - 0074b507, ENE 14, 2010
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