" puedes establecer un restaurante."

Translation:You can establish a restaurant.

November 2, 2013



I believe the more natural way of saying this in English would be:

"You can open a restaurant."

"open" in the sense of start a business that receives the public.

May 2, 2014


i agree

November 11, 2015


If you have ever seen on a restaurant sign "Est'd 1912" or something to that effect, it means it was established in 1912. It tends to refer to the originator of the concept for that establishment or sometimes the owner/operator or builder.

September 3, 2016


Well, establish also means start. You can't open something without establishing it first. Establish seems natural as well. Besides, maybe that's just the way Mexicans talk.

December 5, 2017


I think "You can start a restaurant." is another correct translation.

December 31, 2014


What a commonly used sentence. I say this all the time.

November 2, 2013


Just an example. So let's say you don't know anyone trying to start up a restaurant. Perhaps you may encounter someone thinking about starting up a study group in Spanish, or establishing something completely different?

April 6, 2014


You can start a restaurant, and or, you can open a restaurant both imply the same thing and both are understood as the same thing. This is a good example of a word to word translation as opposed to a meaning to meaning translation. It's important not to forget that the primary function of language is communication, the conveyance of ideas and thought. Sometimes in our attempts to translate we opt out for the word to word style instead of the meaning to meaning and in doing so it is easy to lose the idea we are trying to express. Only my opinion...

May 28, 2015


I would also 'open a restaurant' rather than start one up...

May 16, 2014


Never before have I been told that I can establish a restaurant.

August 1, 2016


Isn't Duolingo so encouraging? .....well, except when it makes you say "I am alone in the universe" or "We are dead men."

February 21, 2017


Duo believes in me when nobody else does.

August 30, 2016


I like cheeeeeeese

March 10, 2017
Learn Spanish in just 5 minutes a day. For free.