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16:12 Mar 31, 2007
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English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: Best man
Se trata de una despedida de soltera. La prometida le dice a su mejor amiga, que no ha ligado en la despedida, "you'll have to cop off with the best man next week"
Es decir, "tendras que ligarte al padrino/mejor hombre la semana que viene". Hay un juego de palabras, "best man" significa padrino y literalmente "el mejor hombre". En este contexto no sé como traducir la frase para poder mantener el juego de palabras. ¿Conocéis alguna expresión en castellano o se os ocurre alguna posible traducción?

Muchas gracias
OliverFF
Local time: 17:03
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Summary of answers provided
4 +4con el padrino de boda
Margarita Ezquerra (Smart Translators, S.L.)
3 +4"apadrinar"(te) del/al padrinoSwatchka


  

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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +4
best man
"apadrinar"(te) del/al padrino


Explanation:
Just an idea , as you can't really change padrino, change or play with cop off.

Swatchka
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Local time: 17:03
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agree  patricia scott: Clever girl! Saludos.
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  -> je,je,je Gracias Patricia:))

agree  hecdan: makes sense
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  -> Thank you Hecdan :))

agree  Sara Pacheco
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  -> Gracxias Sara :))

agree  kironne: I like it!
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  -> Gracias Kironne :))
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23 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
best man
con el padrino de boda


Explanation:
Suerte

Margarita Ezquerra (Smart Translators, S.L.)
Spain
Local time: 17:03
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 212

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Adriana de Groote
24 mins
  -> Gracias Adriana

agree  Paola Grochi
1 hr
  -> Gracias Paola

agree  Ernesto de Lara
1 hr
  -> Gracias Ernesto

agree  Beta Cummins
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  -> Gracias Beta Cummins
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