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Old 15th March 2009, 03:31 PM   #1
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Como se dice lunch box en Español? Será fiambrera?
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Old 15th March 2009, 03:56 PM   #2
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En México y muchos otros países se dice lonchera. En la Argentina decimos portaviandas (aquí, fiambrera es otra cosa muy distinta, no lo que dice el DRAE).
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Old 16th March 2009, 08:59 AM   #3
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En España se dice fiambrera.

Y, como coloquialmente a los cadáveres se les llama fiambres, también es una forma algo zumbona de llamar a los ataúdes.
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Old 16th March 2009, 09:10 PM   #4
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The word fiambrera is not used a lot in Spain, but everyone recognizes it, and portaviandas, although is not common in all countries, its meaning is transparent and it would sound like a normal word to any Spanish speaker who has not come accross the word before, as it uses Spanish roots and a Spanish typical construction.

On the other hand, that "lonchera" is far from transparent, as they have taken "launch" from English, modified the spelling a bit, and forced it into the language by adding a Spanish suffix (-era). Any Spanish speaker who has not come accross this word before will probably try to make sense out of it by guessing that it is something where you carry "lonchas" (slices of anything), or something to slice, which is the logical thing to guess. Popular as this option may be, I'd stay away from it.

Other decent alternative: portacomidas (Colombia and P. Rico).

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Old 16th March 2009, 09:34 PM   #5
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Well, I use ¨tartera¨ or what seems to be the thing nowadays ¨ un tupper¨ .
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Old 16th March 2009, 10:48 PM   #6
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Tartera, true, that's another typically Spanish one.
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Old 16th March 2009, 10:51 PM   #7
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En México y muchos otros países se dice lonchera.
And 'lunch' is 'lonche' in Mexican Spanish - just one of those words which remain stuck forever in my mind!
'Border Spanish' - the Spanish spoken by many in the US-Mexican borderlands region - is even more Anglicized.
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Old 25th March 2009, 03:32 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone for your feedback. This was for my son's 6th grade Spanish class. I'll be interested to see how his teacher responds to fiambrera.
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Old 26th March 2009, 02:40 PM   #9
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¿Por que nadie ha dicho "caja de amuerza"? Wordreference.com tiene esta, fiambera, y tartera.
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