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Spirituality

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I thought the spirituality lesson in DL was a bit one-sided towards Christianity. Here are many words that DL doesn't have Spanish translations for, so I have put Google Translations for them, let me know if they are correct (DL may have already defined some words like this one, but I'm posting here just in case):

  • meditate = meditar
  • divine love = amor divino
  • divine = divino
  • spirituality = espiritualidad
  • Hinduism = hinduismo
  • vedic = védico
  • Christianity = cristianismo
  • Buddhism = budismo
  • Buddhist
  • Self-realization (soul-realization) = Autorrealización
  • prana (life-force) = prana (fuerza vital)
  • Islam = islam
  • Sufi = Sufi
  • Judaism = judaísmo
  • yoga = yoga
  • Fellowship = compañerismo or hermandad
  • kundalini = kundalini
  • chakra (cerebrospinal centre of life force) = chacra
  • coccygeal = coccígea
  • sacral = sacro
  • lumbar = lumbar
  • dorsal = dorsal
  • cervical = cervical
  • medulla oblongata = bulbo raquídeo
  • Christ center = centro de Cristo
  • spiritual eye = ojo espiritual
  • point between the eyebrows = punto entre las cejas
  • sahasrara = sahasrara
  • pranayama = Pranayama
  • worship = culto (noun), adorar (verb)
  • temple = templo
  • mosque (Muslim temple) = mezquita
  • pagoda ((in India and East Asia) a Hindu or Buddhist temple, typically in the form of a many-tiered tower) = pagoda
  • vihara (a Buddhist temple or monastery) = vihara
  • chapel = capilla
  • cathedral = catedral
  • monastery = monasterio
  • nunnery = convento de monjas (convent = convento)
  • monje = monk, monja = nun
  • ashram = ashram
  • renunciation = renuncia
  • non-attachment = desapego
  • pray = orar
  • prayer = oración
  • heaven = cielo
  • astral = astral
  • chant = canto
  • bhajan = bhajan
  • kirtan = kirtan
  • devotion = devoción
  • simplicity = sencillez
  • virtue = virtud
  • cardinal = cardinal
  • minister = ministro
  • reverend = reverendo
  • revere = reverenciar
  • reverential = reverencial
  • wisdom= sabiduría
  • saint = santo
  • sage = salvia
  • savant = sabio
  • guru = gurú
  • avatar = avatar
  • master = maestro
  • disciple = el discípulo
  • self-control = autocontrol
  • purity = pureza
  • altar = altar
  • pranam = pranam
  • bow = arco
  • beloved = amado
  • shine = brillo
  • eternal = eterno
  • transcendent = trascendente
  • transcendental = trascendental
  • forever = para siempre
  • sanctuary = santuario
  • awaken = despertar
  • miracle = milagro
  • levitate = levitar
  • samadhi = samadhi
  • bliss = felicidad
  • exist = existir
  • reality = realidad
  • willpower = fuerza de voluntad
  • God bless you = Que Dios te bendiga
  • surrender = entregarse
  • ego = ego
  • omnipresence = omnipresencia
  • omniscience = omnisciencia
  • omnipotence = omnipotencia
  • inner = interior
  • within = dentro
  • kingdom = reino
  • intuition = intuición
  • practical = práctico
  • guidance = dirección
  • encouragement = estímulo
  • praise = alabanza
  • sweet = dulce
  • sweetness = dulzura
  • presence = presencia
  • awareness = conciencia
  • expand = expandir
  • expansion = expansión
  • attunement = sintonía
  • karma = karma
  • way = camino
  • overcome = superar
  • progress = progreso
  • evolve = evolucionar
3 years ago

26 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Synesthete24

Wow. I didn't look through all of that, but I now that "meditar" is the non-conjugated form, "to meditate". But nice!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/james.ray1
james.ray1
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Thank Google Translate!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Synesthete24

:) Funny. You get a lingot for that.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/W-Cephei

God bless you = Que Dios te bendiga

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/james.ray1
james.ray1
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Thanks, I will change that and also add it to the Google Translation.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DeanG6
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I am pretty sure 'God bless you' = 'Dios te bendiga'. That is how I was taught by a spanish-speaking friend at church. I have said it that way many times to many different people and no one has corrected me yet. 'Que Dios te bendiga' probably means something like 'May God bless you.'

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/W-Cephei

Well I have the same doubt, I'm a native Spanish speaker, literally God Bless You is "Dios te bendiga", but to that phrase all the people always put the word "Que" in the front, it's most common to say "Que Dios te bendiga".

I don't know... I understand what you say... But I don't know if it is better to put the literally traduction or the most common use.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DeanG6
DeanG6
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OK, thanks.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nbsnyder
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I definitely agree, some of these words should be added. I don't think Duolingo can add them all, just because that would become a 30-part lesson.

Also: I know Google Translate seems like a good translator but it's translations are not always correct. I would recommend wordreference.com. I'm not saying these translations are wrong, I don't know, I didn't check, but wordreference.com is more trustworthy.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iron_bun
iron_bunPlus
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People are always looking for things to spend their lingots on. Perhaps some religion specific bonus lessons would be an idea.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/james.ray1
james.ray1
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I thought the same thing earlier today and was about to suggest the same thing! The same idea could be extended to other skills, i.e. bonus skills lessons to extend vocabulary on existing skills.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SoccerStripes

Another good website is spanishdict.com. It's just for Spanish, and seems to be much more accurate than Google translate. I also use word reference.com.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/james.ray1
james.ray1
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Thanks, I know of Spanishdict.com, I was using it to learn Spanish before I started with DL.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/james.ray1
james.ray1
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Thanks. I still think it would be good if all the words could be added, but I understand if they aren't.

Google Translate will only get better if people add correct improvements. But I will keep wordreference.com in mind.

I'm checking the words on wordreference.com. Corrections that I have made are:
+ vedicá to vedicó,
+ added hermandad as a translation for fellowship.
+ changed chakra to chacra
Some of the words on wordreference.com had no translations, e.g. Self-realization, prana, life-force, Sufi, kundalini, and coccygeal. Only words can be translated, not phrases, sentences, and so on. I stopped cross-checking down the list with wordreference.com at vihara.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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A proper dictionary is almost always your best bet. Larousse.com has French/English/Spanish/German/Italian in most of the possible bilingual combinations.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SusannaEDavis420

Thank you! I'm always searching for spiritual language. I also want to make a list of lovely words and phrases to memorize like la paz (peace), la harmonía (harmony), la generosidad (generosity). Learning vocabulary for bombs and weapons, etc., is important, but words help shape our thoughts. I'm only part way through the tree, so maybe duolingo teaches more "kind" words later. I'll keep your list!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrookeLorren
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Funny you say that. Outside of classes like Duolingo, most of my Spanish vocabulary has come from reading National Geographic and the Divergente series. As a result, I've learned lots of words for terms like punch, gun, knife, hurt, etc. Probably won't get much better soon as I'm reading the Los Juegos del Hambre series next.

It is good to learn more of those "nicer" words though. More cordialidad than osadia.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PabloSueno
PabloSueno
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I was puzzling the last title out and suddenly it hit me: "Hunger Games"!! lol (at my own stupidity) Where do you find these books in Spanish?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrookeLorren
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Amazon.com has all of them :-). I bought the Divergente series on the Kindle (good for highlighting all the words I don't know so I can later add to Anki). I have Los Juegos del Hambre in paperback. If you're in the United States, your local library might also have a section of Spanish books.

I've found some books by looking up the title in Google with "español" at the end. Once I have the title, I can look it up on Amazon to see if they have it. I have one series, that I haven't read yet, that I ended up getting from 3rd party sellers over in Europe. I have the books in English, so I figure it's easier for me at the moment because if I get a little lost, I still know what's going on in the book.

National Geographic en Español I got initially by purchasing off eBay, but then I subscribed at http://www.televisapublishing.com/. That web site ships to US and I think Canadian addresses. You can also subscribe through a digital subscription through a place like Zinio.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PabloSueno
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Thanks, BrookeLorren. I copied and printed your comment for future reference. I did get the Juanes autobiography from Amazon - the hard cover in Spanish and the Kindle version in English. I figured I'd translate the Spanish and use the English version if I got stuck. However, in a weak moment I read the whole thing in English!? "The spirit is willing but..."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SusannaEDavis420

Thank you! It would be great to get National Geographic in Spanish! I'll have to look at the prices, but even a single copy would be wonderful. I've been reading an ancient (1970!) South American history book that I found at a yard sale. I love it because it's in very beginning Spanish. However, it is so old! I've scoured Amazon looking for easy nonfiction books like in history, culture, politics or spirituality, etc., to read in easy Spanish , but I haven't had much luck at all. Also, most of the magazine subscriptions I've found are extremely expensive.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrookeLorren
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A year of National Geographic is $23.99. They print it in Florida, so it's not like they have to ship it overseas or anything. There are several different editions... the one that I get is printed for the US, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Zinio has other languages, but they vary in price. The French edition is available, but it costs $47 for a digital subscription!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RosettaRock4

If you would like to help out with the Spanish course, you could go to the Incubator and do it yourself.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/james.ray1
james.ray1
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Sounds good! I am not fluent in Spanish yet though, I am only up to verbs: future. I will need to be fluent in Spanish to be a course contributor. http://incubator.duolingo.com/apply/es/en

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
rachvx
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woah. Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/james.ray1
james.ray1
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You're welcome. Again, I wouldn't have made those translations if it wasn't for Google Translate and also cross-checking some words with wordreference.com

3 years ago
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