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|Spanish to English translations [PRO]|
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / idioms, expressions
|Spanish term or phrase: malparido/a|
|La frase completa es "perra malparida". No busco una traduc. literal sino algo que se aproxime lo mas que se pueda a su equivalente en Ingles. Pido mil disculpas si a alguien le ofende esta frase, pero la misma es solamente parte de una traducc. de un cuento corto. Gracias. Carolyn|
|English translation:more options... [approximately 8 more]|
I don't know if this is a modern short story or not, but somehow "dirty bitch" doesn't sound natural to me if this is a more "youth-culture" situation....
options that pop into my (dirty little) head
wretched bitch (this doesn't sound "youthy" to me, either, but it sounds more 'flavorful' somehow)
sorry-ass bitch, or "sorry bitch"
pathetic little bitch
http://www.google.com/search?q="pathetic little bitch"
you trashy bitch
http://www.google.com/search?q="you trashy bitch"
you ugly-ass bitch
you skanky bitch
"fat" and "ugly" could also be thrown in somewhere. "fat" and "ugly" are very common 'additions' to American insults
you rotten bitch
stupid sorry bitch
Also, I really think "ho" is practically becoming a modern synonym for "bitch" in some social circles, but many people would say that since it derives from "whore" that it still has too much of a prostitute connotation. I guess it all comes down to context.
Note added at 3 days 7 hrs 40 mins (2004-06-29 01:38:19 GMT)
Oops! Carolyn, I just continued ahead in today\'s list of Kudoz and found that you \"re-posted\" this question with the entire phrase. Sorry to bother you if you already found what you needed!! forgive me! I was only clicking on the open questions at first, so I did not click on the closed version of \"perra malparida.\" And because they are deemed \"offensive,\" the actual word to translate doesn\'t appear on the master listing, so I had no way of knowing that the question I chose had a \"twin.\"
I feel silly now for sending you so many versions of \"bitch\" when you don\'t even need them.
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|Kellyn! You have no idea how much I needed all of your options as well. The phrase can be read several times in the story, sometimes as a title, others as part of a conversation an so on. So I truly thank you for them, specially for "wretched" Cheers. Carolyn. Thanks to everyone else! Thanks a lot indeed!|
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