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I bought this dress for a song.

Romanian translation: pe nimica toata


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English term or phrase:I bought this dress for a song.
Romanian translation:pe nimica toata
Entered by: Mihaela Ghiuzeli
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17:17 Feb 22, 2009
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Art/Literary - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama / idioms
English term or phrase: I bought this dress for a song.
It is an idiom, and i suspect it means "i bought this dress for cheap" Any ideas on the Romanian equivalent? Many thanks
Claude Oprea
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:35
pe nimica toata
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3 +16pe nimica toata
Mihaela Ghiuzeli
4Am cumparat acesta rochie cu un cantec



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i bought this dress for a song.
pe nimica toata


Mihaela Ghiuzeli
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agree  Midland Productions
4 mins
  -> Multumesc ! Probabil ca sunt variante si mai "pitoresti" dar asta e ideea.

4 mins
  -> Multumesc Rodica !

agree  Irina-Maria Foray
32 mins
  -> Multumesc Irina !

agree  k33pwalkin
41 mins
  -> Multumesc !

agree  Nina Iordache: Exact: Very cheaply, for little money, especially for less than something is worth. For example, "I know a man ... sold a goodly manor for a song" (Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well, 3:2).
52 mins
  -> Multumesc Nina !...si pentru comentarii. ( Aici ar mai fi " for pennies"

agree  Vera Costea
59 mins
  -> Multumesc Veronica !

agree  Iosif JUHASZ
1 hr

agree  Denise Idel: "pe te miri ce", "pe doi bani" etc :-))"
1 hr
  -> Multumesc Denise !

agree  Cristina Manoli
3 hrs
  -> Multumesc Cristina !

agree  Cristina Najam: "Literally, it means that you sang and received the dress in payment. It traces back to troubadours who would sing for their supper. Since dress shops rarely give away dresses to wayward songstresses, it has come to mean very cheap"from yahoo answers
4 hrs
  -> Thank you Cristina ! Intersting background info ! Too bad we can't translate in this vein.

agree  Tradeuro Language Services
12 hrs
  -> Multumesc !

agree  Cristina Monica Loşonţi
14 hrs
  -> Multumesc Cristina ! Ce "belsug" de Cristine ! Si pe fiica mea o cheama tot Cristina.

agree  Addriana
15 hrs
  -> Multumesc Addriana !

agree  Sasori
16 hrs
  -> Multumesc Sasori !

agree  Norbert Andor
16 hrs
  -> Multumesc Norbert !

agree  Ciprian - Vasile Popescu
21 hrs
  -> Multumesc Ciprian !
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42 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
i bought this dress for a song.
Am cumparat acesta rochie cu un cantec

Mihaela are dreptate - sensul propozitie conduce spre "pe nimica toata", dar cred ca aici se poate folosi si traducerea mot-a-mot...mie imi suna mai poetic :)

Note added at 44 mins (2009-02-22 18:02:00 GMT)

rectificare: Am cumpărat această rochie cu un cântec

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