English translation: compensation (for the donkey)
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Spanish to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Spanish term or phrase:pago del pollino
A tourist expedition in Afghanistan goes wrong when one of the drivers accidentally knocks over and kills a donkey belonging to a nomad tribe. The police are waiting for them when they arrive in the next village and the drivers are arrested and put in jail:
"Tuvimos que negociar en comisaría el pago del pollino con el jefe de la tribu y los policías."
The book is in Spanish and the expression "pago del pollino" refers to this incident:
"Tuvimos problemas añadidos el día en que uno de los camiones mató a un burro de una tribu de nómadas que se cruzó en el camino."