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01:40 Feb 22, 2006
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama / slang/idiomatic expression
English term or phrase: I'm kind of a big deal
How do you say, "I'm kind of a big deal" in Spanish? The quote is from the movie Anchorman. The best I can think of is, "mas o menos, soy importante" or "mas o menos soy el jefe", but neither one of these really captures the meaning of the English phrase. Please help!
Erin
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1Soy todo un personajeolv10siq
4Soy alguien bastante importanteAlba Mora
3 +1Digamos (que soy importante/que soy el jefe)Mercedes Alonso
4Me consideran alguien bastante importantelincasanova
3soy alguien
Marian Greenfield


  

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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
i'm kind of a big deal
soy alguien


Explanation:
La invasión de los Barnizagaitas: Ya soy alguien!!! - [ Translate this page ]Jeje, ya puedo decir que soy alguien en la red, puesto que si se busca la palabra barnizagaitas en Google aparezco el segundo - de la página 15, ...
victorbarnizagaitas.blogspot.com/ 2005/05/ya-soy-alguien.html - 27k - Cached - Similar pages


Marian Greenfield
Local time: 04:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 7
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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
i'm kind of a big deal
Digamos (que soy importante/que soy el jefe)


Explanation:
"Digamos" would pretty much reflect the spirit of "I'm kind of". It diminishes the agressiveness of saying something like "I'm a big deal" just like "kind of "does, it's also informal, kind of ironic and has a "you should know" feel to it.
In my opinion it works perfectly, but it's not literal at all and I'm not sure if it's used everywhere.

Mercedes Alonso
Local time: 05:41
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ivannia Garcia
11 hrs
  -> gracias!
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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
i'm kind of a big deal
Soy todo un personaje


Explanation:
Yo soy todo un personaje - [ Translate this page ]Yo soy todo un personaje.... En serio. Me llamo JUAN CORVALÁN y por parte de mi abuela soy MacLean. El nombre Juan es muy importante para mí, primero porque ...
www.geocities.com/gaspyy/juan.htm - 11k - Cached - Similar pages


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Note added at 11 mins (2006-02-22 01:51:31 GMT)
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"Soy más o menos todo un personaje".
Creo que refleja el I´m kind of a big deal.

olv10siq
Local time: 01:41
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in category: 23

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agree  Elizabeth Ardans
8 hrs
  -> Muhas gracias Elizabeth
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9 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
i'm kind of a big deal
Soy alguien bastante importante


Explanation:
Suerte

Alba Mora
Local time: 05:41
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1904 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
i'm kind of a big deal
Me consideran alguien bastante importante


Explanation:
When you are a big deal, it is as others see you. More text would help to define this a bit better if possible.

lincasanova
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PRO pts in category: 8
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