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pabloyu

Feb 24, 2011, 6:45 PM

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socialmente hablando, este es un problema. In this sentence, what does "socialmente hablando" mean?
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Maesonna

Feb 24, 2011, 7:44 PM

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Context? For example, what is the problem being talked about?


Reefhound


Feb 24, 2011, 8:00 PM

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Off the record?


mazbook1


Feb 24, 2011, 8:38 PM

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My thought, seeing it out of context, is that it would mean either "speaking conversationally" or "speaking informally".


tashby


Feb 25, 2011, 6:55 AM

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I wonder if maybe it translates beyond the literal and is a colloquial way of saying, "Just between you and me...."

That, by the way, is only a wild guess on my part. Just speculating for the fun of it.


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Maesonna

Feb 25, 2011, 9:54 AM

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My first thought was that socialmente meant “in societal terms.” Clearly I was coming into this right after editing a string of sociology and history articles. :)


raferguson


Feb 25, 2011, 6:49 PM

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Sometimes I look up phrases in Google to get examples in context. I would rather see an example than a definition.

This example looks like "generally speaking".

http://es.answers.yahoo.com/...0101003121104AADUzpC

This example appears to use socialmente as similar to Politica, and historica, so means more like sociologically.

http://mx.answers.yahoo.com/...0090821082134AA4E0Bp

So maybe this phrase can have more than one meaning, depending on the context.

As far as your example, we don't see the context, but it probably means more like "sociologically speaking."

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mazbook1


Feb 26, 2011, 12:20 PM

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raferguson, Thank you so much for that idea. I constantly use Google in Spanish for researching things not likely to be found in English (for correct people's and place names, correct Spanish spellings, etc.) as I am editing manuscripts for publication by my publishing company, Editorial Mazatlán, but that particular idea never occurred to me. Thank you for putting a new tool in my editing toolbox.


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zaragemca

Mar 4, 2011, 9:19 AM

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 Greetings. The meaning would depend in the context in which these people are communicating, which it could mean talking about the society as a whole. But also could mean having a friendly talk, 'como socios' = como amigos. Gerry Zaragemca
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