- copia (feminine) (hecha con papel carbón) to be a carbon copy of sb/sth ser* un calco de algn/algo she's the carbon copy of her mother es un calco de su madre, es calcada a la madre, es el vivo retrato de la madre it's a carbon copy of one in Paris es un calco or es una copia exacta de uno que hay en ParísMore example sentences
- The sounds are nothing groundbreaking, but at least each song is not a carbon copy of the previous track.
- But why make a carbon copy of the original version?
- In other cricket, the second England v Zimbabwe match was a carbon copy of the first.
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In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.