ENG to ROM Slang word in short story
Thread poster: Emil Niculescu

Emil Niculescu  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 06:13
Romanian to English
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Sep 17, 2011

Please translate "hustle."

Full sentence: "This is not such a good place to hustle." The context is one panhandler talking to another on the streets of New York City. He is also carrying a cardboard sign telling of his hard luck life.


 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 15:13
Spanish to English
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cerşi Sep 17, 2011

Emil Niculescu wrote:

Please translate "hustle."

Full sentence: "This is not such a good place to hustle." The context is one panhandler talking to another on the streets of New York City. He is also carrying a cardboard sign telling of his hard luck life.


I don't speak Romanian but "cerşi" is the classic dictionary translation. Hustling, in the sense of panhandling, is just "begging" in standard formal English.


 

Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 07:13
Member (2006)
Dutch to English
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Kudoz question Sep 17, 2011

If there is an English to Romanian language pair, this should be posted as a Kudoz question.

 

roberto_sava
Local time: 16:13
Romanian to English
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Full sentence: "This is not such a good place to hustle." Nov 16, 2011

I think you will find the answer following below paragraph

"
v. hus·tled, hus·tling, hus·tles
v.intr.
1. To move or act energetically and rapidly: We hustled to get dinner ready on time.
2. To push or force one's way.
3. To act aggressively, especially in business dealings.
4. Slang
a. To obtain something by deceitful or illicit means; practice theft or swindling.
b. To solicit customers. Used of a pimp or prostitute.
c. To misrepresent one's ability in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling.
v.tr."


 


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