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zampacaldos en su propia pota

English translation: drunkard/wine guzzler

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Spanish term or phrase:zampacaldos
English translation:drunkard/wine guzzler
Entered by: moken
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10:49 Mar 29, 2007
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Spanish term or phrase: zampacaldos en su propia pota
Texto en español ibérico.

Diferentes personajes o situaciones caricaturizadas o cómicas: un pescador de bañera, un zampacaldos en la propia pota
Virginia Namino
Local time: 23:35
a drunkard in his own vomit
Explanation:
Hola Virginia,

Según este enlace un zampacaldos es un bebedor empedernido:

http://www.zampatroup.com/diccionario_final.swf
"Zampa dedicado en cuerpo y alma a la libación de vinos. A veces hasta se olvida de comer"

In Spanish slang "pota" is vomit, potar, to vomit.

How charming!

Good luck,

Álvaro :O): O)
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moken
Local time: 03:35
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3 +5a drunkard in his own vomit
moken


  

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39 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +5
a drunkard in his own vomit


Explanation:
Hola Virginia,

Según este enlace un zampacaldos es un bebedor empedernido:

http://www.zampatroup.com/diccionario_final.swf
"Zampa dedicado en cuerpo y alma a la libación de vinos. A veces hasta se olvida de comer"

In Spanish slang "pota" is vomit, potar, to vomit.

How charming!

Good luck,

Álvaro :O): O)

moken
Local time: 03:35
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in category: 51

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sheilann: Yuk!
28 mins
  -> Right, what a sorry state! :O) :O)

agree  xxxTrans-Iberia: more slang, "zampar" means something like "to chow down" or for a liquid maybe "to slurp down", and "caldo" is a refined word often used to mean "wine" (though it normally means "broth")...so zampacaldos would mean "wine-slurper"
46 mins
  -> Thanks nacozari. Good point, as it does specifically refer to wine. Perhaps wine-guzzler would work too. :O) :O)

agree  Kimberly Nieves
2 hrs
  -> :O)

agree  Swatchka
10 hrs
  -> :O)

agree  Nivia Martínez
14 hrs
  -> :O)
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