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Spanish help needed, please

There's a sign I pass by every day that's in Spanish, and it's driving me nuts because I don't know what it says!

Estetica abierto 1-7

I've tried babelfish and it comes up with "Estetica open". Okay, so what's an estetica???

Help, anyone?
--Cindi
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Estetica must be a proper noun or the...

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...name of a store maybe, and it's open from 1 to 7 (clock time)

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I would guess a hair salon or cosmetologist ...

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I don't know much non-medical Spanish, but the word for a beautician is very similar.
Let us know if you find out.

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According to my world-traveling son and DIL just back from Bolivia via Panama and Costa Rica: Estetica = body asthetics or cosmetic surgery. Seems odd for a roadside place to be doing walk-in boob jobs every afternoon, so I'd guess it is more likely a beauty parlor?

dw

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It means

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to connote not only beauty parlors, but other types of beauty, including architectural beauty as well.

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Re: It means

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Oh, crumb! The posts are messing up again. I had written (and it showed in the preview) that it means "beauty." Wrote something after that too, but it ended up cutting off about five words. Showed fine in preview, but ZAP, it's gone when it actually posted.

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Is this in front of a beauty shop perhaps? With hours from 1-7? Literally translated it says "aesthetic opened 1-7".

Babelfish and Google Translate both have a weakness in that gender conjugations as well as character alternatives are not complete in their dictionaries. I don't know if the right character will render here because of the forum software but the phrase you would need to put in to these sites is "est

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It could be a beauty shop perhaps,

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The sign was sitting on the ground propped up next to a house, so that would make some sense. It was one of those plastic letter signs, so any punctuation that might have been helpful wasn't there.

Thanks, everyone! (now I can obsess on other things!) Wink

--Cindi
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Re: It could be a beauty shop perhaps,

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yup, now it is beginning to fit. Outside of the urban/suburban areas, most beauty salons are home-based businesses. But clearly she has a life of her own too, as she doesn't want any customers banging down her door before 1 o'clock.

dw

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Re: Spanish help needed, please

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Step in and ask them. There's no harm in that!

Dan

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Dear Dan and Cindi ...

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Dan, that's what I was thinking, cos I only got as far as "aesthetics" and "open(ed)".

Cindi, You can't leave us all hanging, you are just gonna have to get yourself in there, have the facial and aromatic oil massage, pedicure and anything else that's going Happy - and report back.

Of course, if it's "only" an art gallery, you'll get to see some nice pictures anyway. Happy

Regards
Mo

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It's not that uncommon

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I checked the Spanish/Mexican phone books to be sure, and sure enough, it's in there for both the beauty salons (including body sculpting) and architectural renovation. It's a term used in most of the southern states of the US that border on Mexico and have a lot of Mexican products.

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"used in most of the southern states"

...and my two [new] centavos worth is: Careful of local idioms; but I think y'all are right with 'beauty salon.' (I'd venture not many architectural salons in private homes.)

Regards, Doug in New Mexico (where a "matanza" - lit. 'killing' - is associated with high school graduations!

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Mystery solved!

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Maybe the owner reads this forum, because when I went by a day or two ago, there was a little paper sign in English next to the original sign that said "American Beauty Shop".

It'd been in Spanish only for the last 8 years that I know of and after I ask here, suddenly, it's cleared up!

Well, thank you all. (I won't be going there however, since my MIL cuts hair.)

--Cindi
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Thanks Cindi, but I still think that after 8 years....

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you should go and pamper yourself... Even better with a bottle of Champers waiting for you in the cooler.

Regards
Mo

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Re: Thanks Cindi, but I still think that after 8 years....

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Um, gotta ask. . .don't beauty shops still smell to high heavens of all those chemicals they use for perms and stuff? How do you go in there to relax if you spend most of the time trying not to breathe the air?

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Good point, but it's a trade-off isn't it? ....

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That "film star feeling"? But, heck, we SE folks (both M and F) are all film-star quality to begin with, aren't we?

Regards
Mo

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