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"The network"

Translation:La red

5 years ago

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/zamattiac
zamattiac
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I was told that that meant a hair net.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

it does. 'red' = net, fish net, hair net, computer network, mesh, web, etc.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PazKe
PazKePlus
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Mi esposo says 'la red' is commonly used to refer to the internet

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alfalfa2
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¡Él tiene razon!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Highways
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If the conversation goes over computers, yes. But if people speaking are fishermen, or sellers at the fish market, I think they are not going to fish 'sardinas' nor 'boquerones' on Internet... X-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lechuza-chouette
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Yes, that's what I saw too and thought it a very peculiar introduction to the term.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jellonz
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Agreed. Very obscure, especially when the picture seemed to show fishing nets. Stranger still, small words in most languages are normally the most common and earliest created. It would be bizarre if "hair net" was one of the first words ever formed in Spanish. Reminds me of Douglas Adams's 50 armed Jatravartids who where unique in the universe as the only beings to invent underarm deodorant before the wheel. I can picture Spanish cavemen wearing hair nets.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SenoraSensation

I have reported that the picture of a fishing net does not agree with the given word hairnet so hopefully they will clarify this word a bit more.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/trebujito

Red = Internet "voy a mirar eso en internet"

4 years ago