- mistake fue un error decírselo it was a mistake to tell him cometió varios errores importantes she made several serious mistakes o/or errors firmé el documento — ¡craso error! I signed the document — (that was a) big o/or bad mistake! estás en un error you're wrong o/or mistaken ¿quién lo va a sacar de su error? who's going to put him right? o/or (inglés británico/British English) set him straight? un grave error de cálculo a serious miscalculation un error de ortografía a spelling mistake salvo error u omisión [frase hecha/set phrase] errors and omissions excepted por error by mistake, in error [formal]
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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.