On this Stack Exchange we often get numerous questions of the same type, e.g.

What is the meaning of this word?

What is the etymology of this word?

In what regions is this word used?

These are often answerable using the same resources/references.

What resources exist for answering common questions on this site?

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  • Let's see how this one works. I think it risks to become a copy of the question Resources for learning Spanish / Recursos para aprender español, in Spanish Language. In any case, thanks for taking the time to do this, hopefully it will become a good resource for the site. – fedorqui 'SO stop harming' Apr 14 at 12:08
  • I would propose to change the title of the question to make it clear that we are just ordering an existing list of resources and classifying it according to the type of question being made, not asking for more resources. Example: "Classification of the resources to learn Spanish according to the question types" or something similar. – Charlie Apr 14 at 12:16

Here are some resources organised by question type:

What does this word mean?

How do I translate this word to/from Spanish?

Is there a word for this concept/with this definition?

How do I correctly use this word in this context?

What does this latin-american term mean? / What does this word mean in this region of Latin America?

What does this word mean in a legal context?

How common is this word in modern Spanish?

How common is this word historically? / When did this word first gain usage?

When did this word first appear in a dictionary? / What did this word mean historically?

What is the etymology of this word?

What is the origin/meaning of this idiom?

How do you write this word/punctuation?

How is this word pronounced?

How to I write/use this novel word which is not yet in the dictionary?

How does this grammatical rule work?

What does this mathematical term mean?

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There are often questions about the relationship between words in Spanish and closely related languages, or the etymology of words loaned from other languages. Here is a list of analogues of the RAE/DLE etc in the most common such languages referenced on this site:






Other possibilities to add: ,

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  • Poner recursos correspondientes a otras lenguas puede acabar siendo algo larguísimo. Me pregunto: ¿tiene sentido que sea así? – Charo Apr 14 at 13:00
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    @Charo he añadido un párrafo aclaratorio - sí, estoy de acuerdo que puede ser demasiado si incluimos muchas lenguas (o muchos recursos por lengua), pero con solo las ~5-6 más influyentes/comunes y un puñado de recursos como máximo no veo problema. – brazofuerte Apr 14 at 13:20

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