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English translation: capt, short for "captain"

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Spanish term or phrase:capi
English translation:capt, short for "captain"
Entered by: Michael Powers (PhD)
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22:51 Jul 1, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Slang / drug trafficker conversation - Colombia
Spanish term or phrase: capi
Is it possible this is short for "capitán" or something else that fits the context?

Que lo llame a usted. Yo le digo que lo llame a usted.
Sí. Venga usted, yo le mandé a preguntar al, al capi, se acuerda que yo le ... una pregunta, ¿qué en dónde quería reabastecer?

Ajá.

¿Qué dijo él?

No, él no dijo nada porque quedó de hablar con, con Rubén sobre la cantidad de, de agua que iba a llevar, ¿sí me entiende?

Que me diga ...

Y que la última vez él se fue sin, sin reabastecer.

Sí, pero yo quiero ponerle ahí ...Bueno, yo le voy a poner...

No, no, yo me junto ahorita con ellos dos, porque ellos están aquí cerca.

Bueno, de todas maneras...

Yo voy a ponerme en eso.
Michael Powers (PhD)
United States
Local time: 23:27
capi
Explanation:
Yes, definitely capi is short for capitán in informal usage.
Un saludo.

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Note added at 1 hr (2007-07-02 00:25:43 GMT)
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Could also mean boss.
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Marian Martin
Spain
Local time: 05:27
Grading comment
Thank you Marian for confirming what I thought.

Mike :)
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Marian Martin


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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +8
capi


Explanation:
Yes, definitely capi is short for capitán in informal usage.
Un saludo.

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Note added at 1 hr (2007-07-02 00:25:43 GMT)
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Could also mean boss.

Marian Martin
Spain
Local time: 05:27
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thank you Marian for confirming what I thought.

Mike :)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marisol Sahagun
3 mins
  -> gracias colega.

agree  Maria Arcelus
10 mins
  -> gracias, Maria.

agree  Álida Gándara
11 mins
  -> thanks, shootingstar.

agree  Marsha Way
1 hr
  -> thanks, Marsha.

agree  Juan Jacob: Capitán, no capo.
1 hr
  -> gracias, JJ

agree  Jairo Payan: En Colombia es apócope de Capitán, ya sea el grado militar o un piloto. ¨mi capi
5 hrs
  -> de acuerdo, gracias jairo

agree  Noni Gilbert: Shd imagine so. On Spanish TV there is a presenter/comedian known as Capi for this reason.
11 hrs
  -> thanks, acedavila - Noni.

agree  FRANCISCO MARTÍNEZ CARRENO
20 hrs
  -> gracias, fran.
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