Wikipedia:Spanish Translation of the Week

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The Spanish Translation of the Week or SPATRA is a collaborative effort to translate worthy Spanish articles on subjects which may not otherwise have been addressed on the English Wikipedia. Anyone, no matter what their level of fluency in Spanish or English, is welcome to add their name to the list of translators and lend a hand.

The ideal selection is one which has reached feature article status at es:Wikipedia:Artículos destacados, but practically speaking can be any article that appears solid, accurate, and free of copyright issues. It is also preferable that there be no English article or only a basic stub.

Be bold in your translations and civil in your interactions with collaborators. If your language skills are less than perfect, someone will happily fix your mistakes; conversely, never hesitate to correct any mistakes you find. As for any Wikipedia article, expansion of the article with appropriate material is also welcome. More guidelines, such as the prohibition against pure machine translation, can be found at Wikipedia:Translation into English.

The SPATRA process[edit]

Selecting the next SPATRA[edit]

The selection process involves three steps:

  1. Nomination: New nominations can be made at any time and should be added at the end of the Candidates for next week section. Insightful comments may assist others in casting their vote.
  2. Voting: To vote for an article, add your ~~~~ under the article's support section. Any registered Wikipedian can vote on this page, regardless of their Spanish skill.
  3. Selection: The SPATRA is selected by approval voting; thus, you may vote for as many candidates as you like, and opposition votes have no bearing. The article with the most support votes is selected as the winner. In case of a tie, the candidate that was nominated first wins.

How to nominate an article[edit]

Note to contributors:

To add a new nomination, please:

(1) Copy the template below
(2) Paste it at the bottom of the list of nominations
(3) Sign your user name with the directions in the template and add a comment for why the article should be nominated.
(4) Please preview your addition to make it sure all information is properly filled in and the links are working.

After nominating an article please place {{SPATRAnom}} on the article's talk page.

====[[ARTICLE]] ([[Date]], [[2006]])====
*from: [[:es:Name of Spanish source article]]
; '''Support:'''
# ~~~~

; '''Comments:'''
*
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Preparing the SPATRA[edit]

To change to a newly selected article, first decomission the old SPATRA:

  1. Remove the {{SpanTransWeek}} template at the top of the old article.
  2. Note the old translation in the archive.
  3. If appropriate, the article should be nominated as a featured article.

Now prepare the new article (the Spanish title replaces "Título"):

  1. Announce the new selection at Wikipedia:Spanish Translation of the Week/current by replacing the old article with the new
  2. Copy and paste the entire Spanish article into the English article plus "/Translation" at the end of the article name.
  3. Add {{SpanTransWeek|[[:es:Título]]}} to the top of the new article
  4. Cite the Spanish article in the references section with {{SPATRAcite|:es:Título|date}}
  5. Link to the Spanish article by placing [[es:Título]] at the end of the article
  6. Link that Spanish article back to the English translation by placing [[en:Title]] at the end of the Spanish article
  7. Finally, if the original article was a featured article in the Spanish Wikipedia, place {{Link FA|es}} at the end and {{FeaturedElsewhere|Spanish|:es:Original_Article_Name}} at the top of the article's discussion page.

Example using Capernaum and es:Cafarnaúm:

  1. ...es:Cafarnaúm to Capernaum...
  2. Capernaum/Translation
  3. {{SpanTransWeek|[[:es:Cafarnaúm]]}}
  4. {{subst:SPATRAref|:es:Cafarnaúm|3 October 2005}}
  5. [[es:Cafarnaúm]]
  6. [[en:Capernaum]] (in the Spanish article)
  7. {{FeaturedElsewhere|Spanish|:es:Cafarnaúm}} and {{Link FA|es}}

Candidates for next week[edit]

Alejandro Sanz (January 10, 2007)[edit]

Support:
  1. ShadowHalo 00:24, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
  2. Miggyb 00:12, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
  3. Istabo
Comments:
  • As it stands, the article doesn't even reach past the infobox.

Seville Fair (March 2, 2007)[edit]

Support:
  1. DO11.10 19:35, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
  2. Saeta 20:53, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
  3. Wafry 23:08, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
  4. Malachirality 17:09, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
  5. --Libertad y Saber (talk) 12:39, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
  6. --Mao06Full Star Blue.svg(talk) 16:50, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
  7. --Góngora (Talk) 10:03, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
  8. Zifra (talk) 20:06, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  9. --User:Anual (talk) 10:01, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
  10. --QuiRóH (talk) 22:02, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
Comments:
  • I was involved in the clean up of the stubby English version of this article. Recently a machine translation of the Spanish article (which *looks* to be quite comprehensive) was attempted by the Spanish article's primary author User:Saeta (a.k.a es:Usuario:Lobillo) who clearly wants to expand the article and would surely be a great resource. Also, writing/translating the article should be both interesting and, well, fun.--DO11.10 19:35, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Mocedades de Rodrigo (April 1, 2007)[edit]

Support:
  1. Fsotrain09 19:01, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
  2. Clay 06:39, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
  3. this name is also in use 03:08, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
Comments:
  • Spanish Wikipedia artículo destacado which is quite lengthy and well-referenced, on a medieval topic that we don't seem to cover. -Fsotrain09 19:01, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Valencia, Carabobo 16:01, 28 August 2007 (UTC)[edit]

support
  1. Ief 16:01, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
comments

Jerez de la Frontera (December 10, 2007)[edit]

Support:
  1. Wafry (talk) 14:26, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
  2. --Mao06Full Star Blue.svg(talk) 16:50, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
  3. --Saeta (talk) 20:06, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
  4. --Góngora (Talk) 10:07, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
Comments:
  • The English article has a good article structure, but its almost blank, and the Spanish article is rated GOOD. Jerez is one of the most important cities in the South of Spain and probably deserved a better article than the current one.--Wafry (talk) 14:26, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

Valladolid (December 26, 2007)[edit]

Support:
  1. Queninosta 16:54, 26 December 2007 (UTC)
  2. Rastrojo (talk) 16:56, 26 December 2007 (UTC) The same reasons as Queninosta
  3. --Kontrol Z (talk) 17:00, 26 December 2007 (UTC) Valladolid is very short and incomplete.
  4. --Netito777 (talk) 19:37, 28 December 2007 (UTC) Same reasons with Queninostra
  5. --Mushii (talk) 19:45, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
  6. 85.85.73.136 (talk) 14:56, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
  7. --Góngora (Talk) 10:08, 31 December 2007 (UTC) I agree with the afore-mentioned reasons.
  8. --GringoInChile (talk) 10:47, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
  9. --Sillyfolkboy (talk) 03:28, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
Comments:
  • Spanish article is rated Featured Article but the English one is not complete at all: it reads like a travel guide and hasn't any references.

See also[edit]

Previous winners can be found at /History.
Removed nominations can be found at Wikipedia:Translation into English/Spanish.

Templates[edit]

Spanish resources[edit]

Translation machines and dictionaries[edit]

Please use these sparingly!