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15:55 Nov 1, 2008
English to Arabic translations [PRO]
Military / Defense
English term or phrase: Gringos
The racial antagonism that helped trigger the violence was described by one early observer: “On one side of the river the slogan was ‘Kill the Gringos’; on the other it was ‘Kill the Greasers

(this is about border uprising between U.S. and Mexico during 1910s)

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Salam Alrawi
United States
Local time: 02:53

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Hassan Al-Haifi (wordforword)
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Ayman Medarwash
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From Babylon
Gad Kohenov



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لفظة تحقير يستخدمها المنحدرون من امريكا اللاتينية في اشارة الي سكان امريكا الشمالية.
بالنسبة للتعريب لمثل هذه المصطلحات فانا اشك في وجود مصطلح عربي او لفظة معربة توضح المعني بدقة لان هذه المطلحات تشير الي تعاريف ثقافية و في مثل الحالات اميل الي transliteration او الشرح الموجز بدلا من استخدام كلمة مسببا ازدواجا في المعني مع كلمات اخري. و الله اعلم

    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gringo
    Reference: http://www.arabrenewal.org/articles/2126/1/YaeNC-EaeO-INiaIa...
Ayman Medarwash
United States
Local time: 03:53
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic

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agree  Mohsin Alabdali
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This is what the Mexicans used to call their neighbors North of the Rio Grande River (the Border between the US and Mexico). You can hear this often in any old Western movies where there are Mexicans involved. If you do not believe me see the link.

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المقصود أمريكان من شمال نهر الريو جراند (جراندي باللغة الاسبانية)

    Reference: http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/definition/gringo
Hassan Al-Haifi (wordforword)
Local time: 10:53
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Native speaker of: Arabic
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5 hrs
Reference: From Babylon

Reference information:
أجنبي, غريب, دخيل, خارجي {foreign}
gringo (m)
أجنبي, غريب, الغريبة الأجنبية {foreigner}
الدخيل, أجنبي, غريب, حديث عهد, غر,... {stranger}
غريب, أجنبي, أبعد {alien}
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Gad Kohenov
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Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in HebrewHebrew
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