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Nalguitas

English translation: bum / bottom

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13:35 Aug 30, 2010
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Spanish term or phrase: Nalguitas
HOLA

Quisiera saber cuál es el término en slang similar a "nalguitas". Es un término que utiliza una niña. "Ass" creo que es demasiado fuerte, se me ocurre "buttocks", pero no estoy segura si es muy formal. ¿Qué les parece?

Gracias.
Belenmc
Local time: 09:26
English translation:bum / bottom
Explanation:
The above are the most commonly used in the UK by children.



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Note added at 7 mins (2010-08-30 13:43:05 GMT)
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or 'buns' (an informal way of saying buttocks)
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Simon Bruni
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:26
Grading comment
Gracias
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
5 +7buns / butt (U.S.)
Jeanie Eldon
5 +3bum / bottom
Simon Bruni
5derriere, bottom,Teressa
4 +1tush/ tooshie / tuchus / heinie / bootieJoshua Goldsmith
4 +1Bum cheeks
Lisa McCarthy


Discussion entries: 7





  

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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +3
bum / bottom


Explanation:
The above are the most commonly used in the UK by children.



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Note added at 7 mins (2010-08-30 13:43:05 GMT)
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or 'buns' (an informal way of saying buttocks)

Simon Bruni
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:26
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 166
Grading comment
Gracias

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Isamar
3 mins

agree  Jessica Noyes
2 hrs

agree  Carol Gullidge: in UK, either works for any age
2 hrs

disagree  Neil Ashby: "Nalguitas" is a pluralised noun. All of these suggestions are singular nouns........of course they are possibilities for translation - so is 'carrot' but they arent the nearest equivalent!!! And 'buns' was not on the header
3 hrs
  -> That doesn't mean they are not a possibility for translation. And 'buns' is a pluralised noun. 'carrot' does not have the same referential meaning, bum does, since two buttocks = one bum!

agree  Silvia Killian Özler: ''Buns'' sounds fine.
3 hrs
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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +7
buns / butt (U.S.)


Explanation:
http://exercise.about.com/od/butthipsthighs/Butt_Hips_Thighs...

Jeanie Eldon
United Kingdom
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Kate Major: But are these not both US English? I would never have heard this in any of the several UK regions which I have lived (I'm originally from Wales and "buns" would be seen as an Americanism there too)... Although perhaps you meant to only post US options?
9 mins

agree  teresa quimper
19 mins

agree  Leonardo Lamarche: agree. Heard "butts" more frequently.
25 mins

agree  Susan Andrew: Buns is ok for US and UK audiences
1 hr

agree  John Cutler
2 hrs

agree  Jessica Noyes
2 hrs

agree  Parrot: At any rate for a little girl...
8 hrs

neutral  Neil Ashby: buns yes in US English, but in the UK 'buns can mean BREASTS!!, Butt is wrong because "Nalguitas" is a plural noun for the 2 cheeks and "butt" is the collective noun.
20 hrs
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41 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
tush/ tooshie / tuchus / heinie / bootie


Explanation:
a few more options (all US English). Note that "tuchus" is Yiddish and thus perhaps more prevalent in Jewish families.

It would be helpful to know the age/age range of the girl and target audience to give a more exact answer for your case. This differs a lot by region and even by family.

Note that all words I spelled with an -ie ending could also be written with a -y: tooshy, heiny, bootie.

Joshua Goldsmith
Local time: 13:26
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Giovanni Rengifo: We don't know how old the girl is, but I like the sweet sound of "toushie".
3 hrs

agree  lorenab23: A little girl, in the US, would say "tooshie"
4 hrs

disagree  Neil Ashby: "Nalguitas" is a pluralised noun. All of these suggestions are singular nouns
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41 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Bum cheeks


Explanation:
I think this would suit both US and UK audience.

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Note added at 1 hora (2010-08-30 14:36:48 GMT)
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BUTT cheeks for US!

Lisa McCarthy
Spain
Local time: 13:26
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 144

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Joshua Goldsmith: "Bum cheeks" sounds incredibly strange to this American. :-)
11 mins
  -> Ah! Butt cheeks more familiar? :))

agree  Neil Ashby
2 hrs
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
derriere, bottom,


Explanation:
in American English these are the 2 terms I heard most growing up (and was allowed to use). "Butt" is common now but still causes old women to gasp in alarm. "Tush" is also acceptible and would not be shocking to hear from a little girl. "Rear end" or "fanny" are also acceptible in the U.S.

Teressa
Local time: 07:26
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
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