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Spanish translation: shmendrick or schmendrick.... just to reinforce the prior

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03:27 Oct 3, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: shmendrick
A yiddishism I'm not familiar with. Appears in a comedy script:

"The shmendrick wilts even when his wife frowns..."
David M.
Spanish translation:shmendrick or schmendrick.... just to reinforce the prior
Explanation:
answer, I'll give you the definition that appears in the American Slang dictionary:

"A stupid person, esp an awkward and inept nonentity; i.e. schmendrick with a noodle for a brain; the name of a character in an operetta by A Goldfaden

Saludos. Maria
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Maria
Local time: 20:05
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Maria,

Thanks for the definition. I suppose that for these Asturian clients, this would be "bobín" or even "cobardín." Thanks for saving me from a sleepless night.

David M.
Murcia
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Summary of answers provided
nashmendrick or schmendrick.... just to reinforce the prior
Maria
naEl fregadoKenneth Haley
nastupid and ineffectual nobody
Patricia Lutteral
nadébil
Gloria Nichols


  

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57 mins
débil


Explanation:
(weakling, fool, etc.)

Gloria Nichols
United States
Local time: 21:05
PRO pts in pair: 41
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59 mins
stupid and ineffectual nobody


Explanation:
Sorry, not the translation but the definition. Being so colloquial, you'll find the most appropriate word for your text and audience.

Good luck!

Patricia


    NTC's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions
Patricia Lutteral
Argentina
Local time: 23:05
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 1564
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2 hrs
El fregado


Explanation:
A number of terms that indicate a person down on his luck or helpless/hopeless. Also: el jodido, el simple. Many other regionalisms.

Kenneth Haley
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4 hrs
shmendrick or schmendrick.... just to reinforce the prior


Explanation:
answer, I'll give you the definition that appears in the American Slang dictionary:

"A stupid person, esp an awkward and inept nonentity; i.e. schmendrick with a noodle for a brain; the name of a character in an operetta by A Goldfaden

Saludos. Maria

Maria
Local time: 20:05
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 1496
Grading comment
Maria,

Thanks for the definition. I suppose that for these Asturian clients, this would be "bobín" or even "cobardín." Thanks for saving me from a sleepless night.

David M.
Murcia

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