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English translation: bus for Cuba

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Spanish term or phrase:guagua
English translation:bus for Cuba
Entered by: silviantonia
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18:40 Feb 14, 2008
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Art/Literary - Music / Lyrics
Spanish term or phrase: guagua
This appears to be the lyrics of a Cuban rap song. I think the phrase is "los niches de tu vida tienen guagua y tienen bomba" unless I've misunderstood the whole paragraph, which is :
…..la gente sube que te sube con el funk y con la…son los niches de tu vida tienen guagua y tienen bomba dale sentimiento a tu pasillo no lo esconda…….que eso no se oía desde el tiempo en la chaonda….

Can someone help? Thanks!
Helen Provart
Local time: 22:56
bus for Cuba
Explanation:
If this is for Cuba (I am Cuban), guagua is a bus. An omnibus or even a small microbus. For Chile, it is child.

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Note added at 8 mins (2008-02-14 18:49:18 GMT)
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Niches used to be slang for black... so it could mean that the blacks in your life (obviously we would not say African American as Cubans... also we might say people of color) have movement (which is what a guagua has) and have energy, pizzazz, soul... Give your step feeling, don't hide it (don't hide your own soul, I would guess).
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silviantonia
Local time: 15:56
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Thanks silviantonia. Your comments about movement, rhythm etc have been very helpful. I thought of "brothers" for "nichos", thanks to your explanation.
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5 +7bus for Cuba
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bus for Cuba


Explanation:
If this is for Cuba (I am Cuban), guagua is a bus. An omnibus or even a small microbus. For Chile, it is child.

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Note added at 8 mins (2008-02-14 18:49:18 GMT)
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Niches used to be slang for black... so it could mean that the blacks in your life (obviously we would not say African American as Cubans... also we might say people of color) have movement (which is what a guagua has) and have energy, pizzazz, soul... Give your step feeling, don't hide it (don't hide your own soul, I would guess).

silviantonia
Local time: 15:56
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Grading comment
Thanks silviantonia. Your comments about movement, rhythm etc have been very helpful. I thought of "brothers" for "nichos", thanks to your explanation.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sandra Holt: It is also bus in the Canary Isles (Spain) - any type of bus/coach.
11 mins
  -> Thank you! We probably stole it from Canarias, since there are so many people from the Canarias who came to Cuba originally...

agree  Óscar Delgado Gosálvez: And Guagua, to my knowledge comes from wagon.
29 mins
  -> Could be... all I know is I was very confused when my CHilean friend called my children guaguas... Thanks!

agree  Janine Libbey
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Viva.

agree  Cesar Serrano
3 hrs
  -> Gracias, Cesar.

agree  Sandra Rodriguez: In Puerto Rico "guagua" is also a bus, but who knows what rappers may be up to!
5 hrs
  -> That is why I asked her for the entire context... Thanks!

agree  MikeGarcia: Me tomaría un guagua cubano para ver a mis guaguas chilenitos...(mis nietitos).-
18 hrs
  -> Excepto que las guaguas cubanas son femeninas, querido... y tus nietitos están para comérselos! Gracias.

agree  jude69: same in canaria island,spain
1 day9 hrs
  -> Thank you again, Jude.
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