Off topic: Los Reyes Magos or the Three Kings in Spain
Thread poster: Maria Luisa Duarte

Maria Luisa Duarte  Identity Verified
Spain
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Jan 5, 2006

http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/spain.shtml
Muchos Regalos y poco carbón.
Besitos
Maria Luisa Duarte


 

Lawyer-Linguist  Identity Verified
Portugal
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Aand van die Drie Konings........... Jan 5, 2006

Happy Epiphany!

May you open many large presents tomorrowicon_smile.gif but, more importantly, have a 2006 full of personal happiness and good health (and plenty of translations, of course!)

Um abraço en baie drukkies .......ons weet ten minsteicon_wink.gif
Debs


 

alvanice
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Feliz Día de Reyes Jan 6, 2006

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reyes_magos
Que todos disfruten en este día mágico.
Salud, felicidad y traducciones.


 

xxxMamie  Identity Verified
Spain
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CHIC@S...... Jan 6, 2006

Que los tres Reyes (que son 5:Melchor,Gaspar;Basaltar,Secayó y Selevantó)....!Os traigan muchas cosas...

¡FELICIDADES A LOS QUE LLEVEN SUS NOMBRES!

Besos

Mamie.


 

Ricki Farn
Germany
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Those three are wise alas I am not Jan 6, 2006

Mamie, would you care to explain "que son 5: Melchor, Gaspar; Basaltar, Secayó y Selevantó" for the benefit of those with a limited grasp of Spanish? One fell down and one got up? Balthasar turns to basalt? What?icon_smile.gif

Frohes Dreikönigsfest,
Rickiicon_smile.gif

[Edited at 2006-01-06 16:44]


 

picko924
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Basaltar... Jan 6, 2006

Basaltar is a play on words which sounds like "va saltar" literally meaning "he's going to jump" in English. Then consequently "se cayó" i.e "he fell" and "se levantó" he got up.

 

Ricki Farn
Germany
Local time: 10:03
Member (2005)
English to German
Aaah :) Jan 6, 2006

now I get iticon_smile.gif
BTW there is a German radio play about "der vierte Dreikönig" (the fourth threeking), which shows that "threekings" (or "threewisemen") is so much perceived as one single noun that a fourth threeking is imaginable.


 


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