What words in Spanish take on different meanings?
As hospitals receive federal funding to go paperless, more South Floridians can access their health records online. Translating records may pose problems for Spanish-speaking patients as some words can get misunderstood between Spanish dialects. For example, "guagua" can mean "bus" in Cuba and "baby" in Ecuador. One doctor says that multi-dialect options for South Florida's Hispanic community would work while a local translator says neutral Spanish is fine.
What words in Spanish take on different meanings? WLRN-Miami Herald News wants to know.
These sources have given permission to publish their responses. We moderate and reserve the right to edit responses (e.g. for spelling, grammar, length, relevance). If you have questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Has your student's bus been late for school in Palm Beach County?
Can you fit a whole story on a Post-it?
What can be improved in your neighborhood?