What is the Spanish equivalent of Patricia?
What is the Spanish equivalent of Patricia? Is it Paralee? I noticed that as part of the first lesson to introduce myself to the forum the correction was given as "me ilama Paralee"?
Would a person when introducing him or herself always have to say his or her name in the Spanish equivalent?
Your name is the same, wherever you are. There are equivalent versions in different languages, John, Juan, Johann etc. I think its up to you. If there is a Spanish version of Patricia, you can use it, or stick to the true version. There's bound to be another Patricia on the site who could tell you.
ps. I think Paralee is her given name, not a translation, but you would have to ask her !
Hi P. Welcome to the forum.
I'd say that the pronunciation is something like Pa -TREE-sah.
When I introduce myself in Spanish I use the Spanish pronuciation "Mariana." However, you don't have to do that. Your name is just fine pronounced how you prefer it to be pronounced.
I found this online about your name:
Patricia is derived from the Latin word patrician, meaning "noble." The masculine form of the name is Patrick.
In Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries, the name Patricia is common as well, pronounced [pa?trisja].
Patricia, in English, is a common female given name of Latin origin. It is derived from the Latin word patrician, meaning "noble." The masculine form of the name is Patrick.
In Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries, the name Patricia is common, pronounced [pa?trisja].
As Fontanero said - your name is your name wherever you go but you may like to use the local equivalent to fit in and make your name easier for others. For instance my name is Marie-Claire - a French name but when I lived in Ecuador I was happy when people called me Maria-Clara and I would introduce myself that way too