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Spain Translation Style Guide

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Full name: Kingdom of Spain. The 17 political/administrative units into which Spain is divided are called Autonomous Communities in English. Translate Presidente del Gobierno as Prime Minister (of Spain).

Official language: Spanish. The regional languages Catalan, Galician and Basque are also recognised at EU level, in that Spanish citizens can communicate with the EU institutions in these languages.

Geography

Cities

Write Seville. Otherwise use native spellings, e.g. Córdoba, Irún. Use the Catalan names Girona and Lleida, and the Galician names A Coruña and Ourense, as these are now the official Spanish names for the cities and provinces also known as Gerona, Lerida, La Coruña and Orense (see Ley 2/1992, de 28 de febrero, por la que pasan a denominarse oficialmente Girona y Lleida las provincias de Gerona y Lérida and Ley 2/1998, de 3 de marzo, sobre el cambio de denominación de las provincias de La Coruña y Orense).

For more information, see La toponimia oficial española y la legislación estatal y autonómica (a terminology bulletin from the European Parliament, dated 2.12.2002).

Rivers

Write Tagus for Tajo.

Islands

Use the Canary Islands.

Mountains

Anglicise the Pyrenees (no accents).

Regions

  • ESPAÑA > SPAIN
  • Noroeste > North-West
    • Galicia > Galicia
    • Principado de Asturias > Asturias
    • Cantabria > Cantabria
  • Noreste > North-East
    • País Vasco > Basque Country
    • Comunidad Foral de Navarra > Navarre
    • La Rioja > Rioja
    • Aragón > Aragon
  • Comunidad de Madrid > Madrid
  • Centro > Centre
    • Castilla y León > Castile-Leon
    • Castilla-La Mancha > Castile-La Mancha
    • Extremadura > Extremadura
  • Este > East
    • Cataluña > Catalonia
    • Comunidad Valenciana > Valencia
    • Illess Balears > Balearic Islands
  • Sur > South
    • Andalucía > Andalusia
    • Región de Murcia > Murcia
    • Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta > Ceuta
    • Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla > Melilla
  • Canarias > Canary Islands

Judicial bodies

  • Audiencia Nacional > National High Court
  • Audiencia Provincial > Provincial Court
  • Juzgado de Instrucción > Local Criminal Court
  • Juzgado de lo Civil > Civil Court
  • Juzgado de lo Contencioso-Administrativo > Court for Contentious Administrative Proceedings
  • Juzgado de lo Penal > Criminal Court
  • Juzgado de lo Social > Social Court
  • Juzgado de Menores > Juvenile Court
  • Juzgado de Paz > Magistrates Court
  • Juzgado de Primera Instancia > Court of First Instance
  • Juzgado de Primera Instancia e Instrucción > Court of First Instance and Preliminary Investigations
  • Juzgado de Vigilancia Penitenciaria > court with special duties in the matter of criminal sentences
  • Sala de lo Civil y Penal > Chamber for Civil and Criminal Matters
  • Sala de lo Contencioso-Administrativo > Chamber for Contentious Administrative Proceedings
  • Sala de lo Penal > Chamber for Criminal Matters
  • Sala de lo Social > Chamber for Labour Matters
  • Tribunal Constitucional > Constitutional Court
  • Tribunal de Defensa de la Competencia > Court for the Defence of Competition
  • Tribunal Superior de Justicia > High Court of Justice
  • Tribunal Supremo > Supreme Court

Legal instruments

  • Código Civil > Civil Code
  • Código de Comercio > Commercial Code
  • Código Penal > Criminal Code
  • Constitución > Constitution
  • decreto legislativo > Legislative Decree
  • ley > Law
  • ley orgánica > Organic Law
  • orden > (Administrative) Order
  • ordenanza de policía > Police Order
  • ordenanza municipal > Municipal By-Law
  • real decreto > Royal Decree
  • real decreto-ley > Royal Decree-Law
  • resolución judicial > decision (generally applicable term covering any decision relating to legal proceedings)
  • Resolución > (Administrative) decision
  • sentencia > judgment (bringing legal proceedings to a close)

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