HomeQ&ABirthday Card Translation

Birthday Card Translation

0
votes

I purchased a Hallmark birthday card for a Spanish speaking friend which the card says translates to "On your birthday ... warm wishes!". The card says,"en tu cumpleaños ... iun deseo muy caluroso!" In checking translations and talking with friends, it seems to be more "On your birthday ... I have hot desires" which is not what I want to say to her at all. Is the Spanish of this card too forward? Does it imply a sexual message? Do I need to go find another card'

1688 views
updated DIC 1, 2010
posted by Jim1884

4 Answers

0
votes

Hay muchas casas que pueden cambiar a trav'es del tiempo pero hay algo que nunccambiar'a, y es el orgullo que siento de tener un hijo tan maravilloso como tu'

can you translate this birthday card

updated DIC 1, 2010
posted by derdenia
0
votes

Agreed.

updated JUL 14, 2009
posted by hhmdirocco
0
votes

HI Jim, this might be an intentional word game, however, it would be difficult to see it that way. My first thought was: best wishes.

I think you can send this card, no problem. smile

updated JUL 14, 2009
posted by 00494d19
0
votes

I purchased a Hallmark birthday card for a Spanish speaking friend which the card says translates to "On your birthday ... warm wishes!". The card says,"en tu cumpleaños ... ¡un deseo muy caluroso!" In checking translations and talking with friends, it seems to be more "On your birthday ... I have hot desires" which is not what I want to say to her at all. Is the Spanish of this card too forward? Does it imply a sexual message? Do I need to go find another card?

"Caluroso" is "warm", not "hot", and "deseo" here is "wish", not "desire". Words have different meanings in all languages, and you've managed to pick the worst possible interpretation for these ones (It doesn't even say "I have" anywhere!). Still, the expression does not sound very orthodox where I come from (ie. it sounds foreign). I would have said something like "Con mis mejores deseos" or something like that.

updated JUL 13, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.