almonds

04:28 Apr 5, 2005
This question was closed without grading. Reason: Errant question

English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Law (general) / law enforcement
English term or phrase: almonds
"...the defendant said give me three, he handed me three five dollar bills, and I handed him three almonds..."
The term is police jargon for cocaine rocks. The spanish term in the street of Los Angeles is NOT almendras, I'm looking for the mejicanismo.
Flavio Posse
United States
Local time: 11:13


Summary of answers provided
5 +1"grapa" / "tacha"
MATRIX TRANSL
4 +1"piedras" de cocaína
Oso (X)


Discussion entries: 2





  

Answers


4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
"grapa" / "tacha"


Explanation:
En Mexico!

MATRIX TRANSL
Canada
Local time: 11:13
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 16

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  delat: Término que se usa en México.
7 mins
  -> Gracias Dalat, que tengas un buen dia.
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
"piedras" de cocaína


Explanation:
Hola Flavio,
Una sugerencia.
Buena suerte y saludos del Oso ¶:^)

Ejemplo:

"Con 13 ***"piedras" de cocaína*** fue detenido un mesero por la policía municipal de monterrey en calles del centro de la ciudad, la madrugada de ayer, poco después de adquirir la droga. ..."


--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 2005-04-05 04:38:29 (GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Otros:

México, Ciudad Juárez: Informe sobre minitráfico ... 28-08-04. México, Ciudad Juárez: Informe sobre minitráfico ... Además, añadió, se aseguraron ***514 piedras de cocaína*** y se aprehendieron a 49 sujetos que ...
www.ripred.org/noticias/8-28-04.htm

El Sol de México -
... el Estado de México y el Distrito Federal, destacando el decomiso de dos armas cortas, una hechiza, mariguana, ***cinco piedras de cocaína***, cuatro grapas, siete ...
www.elsoldemexico.com.mx/ impreso/040629/republica/2republica.asp


    Reference: http://www.monterrey.gob.mx/secretarias/policia_regia/notici...
Oso (X)
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 71

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Carlos Mota:
13 hrs
  -> Muchas gracias, Traduce. ¡Saludos! ¶:^)
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)



Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.

KudoZ™ translation help

The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.


See also:

Your current localization setting

English

Select a language

Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search