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Spanish translation: melindroso

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English term or phrase:picky
Spanish translation:melindroso
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12:17 Jul 13, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: picky
I need a colloquial Castilian Spanish equivalent of "picky," as in a child who won't eat vegetables and complains about meals.
Dieter
melindroso con la comida
Explanation:
Collins & Google
Selected response from:

Davorka Grgic
Local time: 03:00
Grading comment
Melindroso; that's it! I'd racked my brains for two days. Thank you very much indeed.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1tiquismiquisRocky
na +1quisquilloso, remilgoso
Terry Burgess
nacomment
Mauricio López Langenbach
naManiático/a
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
na -1melindroso con la comida
Davorka Grgic


  

Answers


4 mins peer agreement (net): -1
melindroso con la comida


Explanation:
Collins & Google


    see above
Davorka Grgic
Local time: 03:00
Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 905
Grading comment
Melindroso; that's it! I'd racked my brains for two days. Thank you very much indeed.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Mauricio López Langenbach: Nada que ver.
2 hrs
  -> Try Collins and Google and you´ll see.
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8 mins peer agreement (net): +1
quisquilloso, remilgoso


Explanation:
Those are the terms most used in Mexico. I've lived here for 24 years.

Hope this helps:-)
terry


    None needed
Terry Burgess
Mexico
Local time: 20:00
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 3315

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ruby Valdez
7 mins
  -> Gracias Ruby:-)
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11 mins
Maniático/a


Explanation:
Es un término muy común y coloquial para expresarlo. Un chico maniático es el que siempre le encuentra "peros" a la comida.

Saludos y suerte,

BSD



Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 19:00
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 743
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16 mins peer agreement (net): +1
tiquismiquis


Explanation:
tiquismiquis m (reparos) fussing; déjate de tiquismiquis y cómelo todo stop fussing and eat it all
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Rocky
Local time: 02:00
PRO pts in pair: 13

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxtazdog
1 min
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2 hrs
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Explanation:
According to my knowledge of the language and to the dictionary, "melindroso" means "affected", "ridiculously delicate (mujer melindrosa)." So, it has nothing to do with "picky." In this case, I would say something like "niño malcriado." In Chile we use the word "mañoso", but that word doesn't have the same meaning in other countries.

Mauricio López Langenbach
New Zealand
Local time: 15:00
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 327
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