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Old 05 October 2019, 20:55   #21
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I am french but I dont think that Amigas had a big market in Spain, never heard about it.
United kingdom,Germany,France and also perhaps some parts of Scandinavian were certainly the strongest points of presence of Amiga in Europe.
Note also that in french too names got a gender (latin langage too)
Despite that we say "un Amiga" like a "un micro-ordinateur Amiga" (male) (an Amiga personnal computer)
And not "une Amiga"
About 250.000 Amigas were sold in Spain.

a Spanish blog dedicated to Commodore, made a series of investigations on sales in Spain time ago.
https://www.commodorespain.es/las-ci...ore-en-espana/

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Old 14 October 2019, 05:16   #22
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It's just occurred to me that with a computer system named after the word for "friend" in a specific language, that it would be especially popular in those countries with that language. So, how well did the Amiga sell in Spain and Mexico (if it sold in the latter country at all)? I wonder how conversations about the Amiga go in those countries? Can any Spanish speakers here share anecdotes about this aspect of the Commodore Amiga?
This is a very GOOD question imho, and one that goes across all products.

Let's say Alfa Romeo released a car called a Tavolo.

Alfa Romeo Tavolo sounds cool when said in English, but would sound STUPID to an Italian.

Because if it were an English product, would you buy a "Jaguar Table" ? I doubt it. ("Tavolo" = "Table" (according to Google))

So yes, to the rest of the world, "Amiga" sounds awesome.

But would you actually buy a computer called "Commodore Girlfriend"?

That is what the OP is asking really.

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Old 14 October 2019, 06:55   #23
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At least Girlfriend is better than apple or windows. I'm just glad they don't translate these names into german when they sell them
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Old 14 October 2019, 09:37   #24
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BitD Toyota released a car which has a funny name sounding in FR : "Toyota MR2".

Funny sounding as, if you say to your friend (or somebody else) : "Tu as vu la Toyota MR2", FR speaking people will hear : "Have you seen the Toyota ? Hey! You piece of shit."
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Funny sounding as, if you say to your friend (or somebody else) : "Tu as vu la Toyota MR2", FR speaking people will hear : "Have you seen the Toyota ? Hey! You piece of shit."
In Italian the u is not mute so 2 (two->due) is pronounced different, with your deux it is in fact equivocal
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Imagine not being able to pronounce the letter s and telling a spanish friend you want put your disk in their Amiga?

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Even worse when it's a "hard disk"
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Old 14 October 2019, 20:23   #28
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There was a typical joke regarding the Amiga in Spain: when someone asked: "┬┐Tienes un PC?" ("Do you have a PC?") one could answer "No: tengo un Amiga" ("No: I have an Amiga") which is pronounced exactly as if saying , "No, I've a girlfriend".
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There was a typical joke regarding the Amiga in Spain: when someone asked: "┬┐Tienes un PC?" ("Do you have a PC?") one could answer "No: tengo un Amiga" ("No: I have an Amiga") which is pronounced exactly as if saying , "No, I've a girlfriend".
Now THAT should have been the marketing slogan!

THAT'S GOLD!!!

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