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Does anyone have name suggestions for Spanish.SE's chat room? I don't like the current name (Sala de Chat) because it's too common; I think we should choose a distinctive name for our chat room.

Please feel free to submit as many good names as you can think up, even if you personally prefer one of the others.

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I really like the friendliness and sense of intimacy of

La tertulia

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    I think not only is this perfect, but that we're particularly lucky to have a word in the language so exact for what that chat room is to be used for! Dec 5, 2011 at 11:10
  • I just created it : ) La Tertulia.
    – fedorqui
    Sep 29, 2016 at 9:01
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For completeness let me include the original name of the chat room as supplied by Stack Exchange:

Spanish Language and Usage

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  • I vote for this one for the lame reason that it's easy to remember :P
    – Flimzy
    Dec 9, 2011 at 9:02
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Having just travelled through the Balkans I think of ágora as a Greek word, but reading it here reminded me of one of my favourite Spanish words:

El Zócalo

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  • Is is used only in Mexico?
    – Theta30
    Dec 9, 2011 at 20:17
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    I'm sure I've seen it occasionally in Central America though Plaza principal was more common there. Dec 10, 2011 at 9:17
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I propose

El rincón de la tertulia

It expands on Gonzalo Medina's contribution and denotes a sense of place.

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  • Looks like the votes are not all in so I'm going to take your nice suggestion for a spin on the chat room for a day or so... Dec 14, 2011 at 9:15
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I suggest

El ágora

RAE for ágora.

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Here's another variant of a literal translation:

El idioma castellano y su uso

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A literal one that avoids Spanglish:

Sala de conversación

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How about the translation of the default name into Spanish?

Lengua española y su utilización

(Actually it's not so easy to translate literally, so please feel free to submit other variants.)

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A variant on the previously proposed "Sala de Chat":

La Sala

Example of usage:

Vamos a continuar esta conversación en La Sala.

(But I'm not sure I like this better than "La Tertulia," which is quite good.)

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    Si bien resulta interesante, sala para mí tiene una connotación demasiado genérica. Puede ser la sala de espera del dentista, la sala de estar donde se ve la tele...
    – fedorqui
    May 16, 2017 at 7:52
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And also let me include the name I temporarily gave the room yesterday based on which seems to be the most common Spanish term to translate "chat room":

Sala de chat

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