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Lalaland

Spanish translation: El Limbo

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03:46 Jun 9, 2001
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: Lalaland
'Half a cup of the stuff [hallucinogens] and you'll be dicing with the fuckin' Devil,' he said. 'It'll send you flying up through the trees, over the clouds, to Lalaland.'
Celia Filipetto
Spanish translation:El Limbo
Explanation:
It is another sugestion according to the context. It is name that sugests the state of mind. Maybe also La Tierra Del Olvido
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Rei
United States
Local time: 14:58
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Many thanks for your help.
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Summary of answers provided
na..hasta el planeta Vacilón...
Ramón Solá
naLa Tierra del OlvidoBJD
naen Babia
Pilar Megías
nahasta la quinta galaxiaxxxPaul Roige
naestado de locumenciaxxxtrans4u
naEl Limbo
Rei
naestar en las nubes
JoseAlejandro
naLalalandia
Jackie_A


  

Answers


43 mins
Lalalandia


Explanation:
Originally a nickname for Los Angeles, now also used to mean an imaginary land. Many web pages use it as part of the name for their whimsical imaginary worlds in cyberspace.

http://www.lalalandia.com/

Jackie_A
United States
Local time: 11:58
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 314

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Joseph Royal: not here
16 hrs
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3 hrs
El Limbo


Explanation:
It is another sugestion according to the context. It is name that sugests the state of mind. Maybe also La Tierra Del Olvido

Rei
United States
Local time: 14:58
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 42
Grading comment
Many thanks for your help.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Joseph Royal: different
14 hrs

BJD: La Tierra Del Olvido seems very appropriate
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5 hrs
estar en las nubes


Explanation:
estar en las nubes

is to be in Lalaland...


    common knowlegde
JoseAlejandro
United States
Local time: 11:58
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 149

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Joseph Royal: this is it
11 hrs

xxxPaul Roige: no it's not
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5 hrs
estado de locumencia


Explanation:
One of my favorite words to describe weird acting people. It's a combinatioon of two words, "locura" y demencia."

Just a suggestion.

Bye



xxxtrans4u
PRO pts in pair: 387
Grading comment
does not adjust to my context

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Joseph Royal: register
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The asker has declined this answer
Comment: does not adjust to my context

5 hrs
hasta la quinta galaxia


Explanation:
Hola. There must be heaps of ways to express this idea, as many as dope users, one would say. Pas moi, but just had some strawberries with choc ice-cream which worked just as fine. Of course that "stuff" must be powerful enough to send you out of the Earth's orbit, so I'll sci-fi it: "esto te lanzará como un cohete a través de las nubes hasta la quinta galaxia". Or else, it's L.A....but a landing there could be quite harsh and disappointing...
yo bro :-)

xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 20:58
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 666

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Joseph Royal: not bad. have you any experience?
11 hrs
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19 hrs
..hasta el planeta Vacilón...


Explanation:
N/A

Ramón Solá
Local time: 13:58
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 3952
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1 day 34 mins
La Tierra del Olvido


Explanation:
La Tierra del Olvido sounds good to me, as well as estar en las nubes. However, lalaland does NOT always refer to being high (because of drugs), and some times it just means that the person is zoning, daydreaming, and occasionally it can mean that the person is asleep. In those cases the term could (and should!) be translated differently.

Just a reminder...

As for L.A., I never heard it used in that way until I looked it up on the net. My guess is that the expression existed long before and then was applied to L.A. when the abbreviation came around.



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BJD
United States
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1 day 8 hrs
en Babia


Explanation:
Hola:

Propongo: estar en las nubes (+/-day dreaming), estar en Babia (estar confundido, o no estar atento- España).

Pero creo que la más idiomática es "enviar a otra galaxia"

Pilar Megías
Local time: 20:58
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 42
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