Translation of solecism in Spanish:

solecism

Pronunciation: /ˈsɑːləsɪzəm; ˈsɒlɪsɪzəm/

n

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  • 1.1 (grammatical mistake) solecismo (masculine)
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    • This year, it seems likely that a number of my fellow countrymen will be spending a good deal of time pedantically pursuing punctuation rules and grumbling at grammatical solecisms.
    • This, I believe, is the only grammatical solecism Esther perpetrates in her long narrative.
    • Everyone in the publishing process should report a solecism that would otherwise go undetected - a misspelling, a grammatical error.
    1.2 (faux pas) incorrección (feminine)
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    • But he never brooked any solecism in behaviour inside his courtroom.
    • The question is not whether Mourinho commits these solecisms: every week provides a new instance of a Mourinhism that raises the hackles of stout-hearted, stout-drinking English yeomen.
    • In any case, it was unlikely that John would commit any solecism of protocol, since he was already well acquainted with her, she having been one of his wife's bridesmaids.

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.