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11:29 Jul 9, 2008
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
English term or phrase: sucker-cup
So long, sucker-cups.

Es una frase que aparece al terminar una fase de un videojuego. No hay más contexto, lo siento. :(
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4tonto, bobo, idiota
María Teresa Taylor Oliver
Robert Mota
1Se ha terminado, chaval.
Marta Valdés Enríquez

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Se ha terminado, chaval.

I'm not quite good at transcreation, but this is my proposal (para no que no suene ofensivo ni copiar lo de "Eso es todo, ...").


Note added at 7 mins (2008-07-09 11:37:06 GMT)

Tiene razón Tomás, son datos importantes.

Marta Valdés Enríquez
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podría ser

Robert Mota
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tonto, bobo, idiota


"So long, suckers!" es una frase estándar, muuuuuuuuuy repetida en películas, programas de televisión y un largo etcétera.

Significa, simplemente: "¡Hasta luego, idiotas!" o cualquier otra variante ("¡Nos vemos, tontos!", etc.).

En el caso de tu videojuego, parece que han llevado la frase a otro nivel, como quien dice, al agregarle "cups" al final.

¿Cuál es la lógica detrás de esto?
"Sucker cups" son las ventosas de plástico que tienen algunas cosas para que se puedan adherir a la pared, a una superficie de vidrio, etc. Un ejemplo: los recipientes de jabón para la ducha, ¿ves que tienen esas ventosas en la parte posterior, por la que se pegan a las baldosas de la pared? (No sé si me expliqué bien).

Es solo eso. En vez de utilizar la palabra usual "suckers", con el significado de "tontos", fueron más allá y dijeron "sucker-cups" con el mismo signficado.


sucker Noun

1. tonto aprovechado por todos, bobo, maje; Synonyms: dupe, blockhead, fool, silly, softhead, clod, dummy, gawk, goof; A person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of.
2. chupador, succionador; Synonyms: teething ring
3. pirulí; Synonyms: lollipop, lollypop; Hard candy on a stick.
4. ventosa; Synonyms: suction cup, cupping glass, bdella, cup, ventouse; An organ specialized for sucking nourishment or for adhering to objects by suction.
5. chupón; Synonyms: shoot, secondary shoot; A shoot arising from a plant's roots.


a n
1 (Zool, Tech) ventosa f , (Bot) serpollo m , mamón m
2 (US) (=lollipop) pirulí m , chupete m (LAm)
3 * (=gullible person) primo(-a) m/f , bobo(-a) m/f
b vt (US)
** to sucker sb into doing sth embaucar a algn para que haga algo
c cpd
♦ sucker pad n ventosa f
♦ sucker punch n (Boxing, also fig) golpe m a traición

Note added at 3 hrs (2008-07-09 15:23:34 GMT)

6 a (1) : a person easily cheated or deceived; specifically : a mark for a gambler or confidence man (2) : a person irresistibly attracted by a specific type of object <I've always been a sucker for animal acts -- Al Hine>

"sucker." Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002. http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com (9 Jul. 2008).


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sucker may refer to:

* Suction cup, a plastic device that grips onto smooth surfaces using vacuum


Etymology 2

Possibly from the Pig in a poke scam, where victims were tricked into believing they were buying a young (that is a suckling) pig.




sucker (plural suckers)

1. One who is easily fooled, or gulled.


* (one who is easily fooled): chump, fall-guy, fish, fool, gull, mark, mug, patsy, rube, schlemiel, soft touch


Y por supuesto la clásica frase:
"There's a sucker born every minute" que supuestamente dijo P.T. Barnum.

María Teresa Taylor Oliver
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