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harrassment vs. bullying? In Spanish, 1-is the general word for harrassment (can be sexual or not): acaso or acosamiento? I can't seem to find the second word in the dictionary but I see it used online on webpages. 2-Also: bullying (school bullying): can I also use the word "acaso?" or is there another term? Do I have to say: acoso escolar? Thanks
Aug 9, 2014 7:56 PM
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The general word is "acoso" followed by the corresponding adjective "laboral/sexual/escolar". The English terms "mobbing" or "bullying" are also widely used and accepted here, prolly as much or even more than the equivalent ones in Spanish I think the word "bullying" started to be used in Spain after the tragic suicide of Jokin, a teenager who suffered that at school: http://www.euroresidentes.com/Blogs/2005/04/spain-addresses-problem-of-school.htm If you like Spanish cinema you can check out the movie "Cobardes", which tackles this issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUjY-KIYTJQ
August 9, 2014
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