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off the boat

Spanish translation: recién llegada/o del extranjero

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English term or phrase:off the boat
Spanish translation:recién llegada/o del extranjero
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11:55 Aug 21, 2001
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: off the boat
But that's why I have an understanding of that girl Ginny downstairs and her kids. They're runty, underdeveloped. No sun, n beef. Well, my mother off the boat knew better than that.
renderedu
Argentina
Local time: 10:31
recién llegada del extranjero
Explanation:
Es correcta la explicación que ofrece cámara; sugiero esto como traducción.
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Henry Hinds
United States
Local time: 06:31
Grading comment
Thank you very much!!!!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +2recién llegada del extranjero
Henry Hinds
na...mi madre, ya al desembarcar, sabía más...
Ramón Solá
nacon un pie en el muelle
Francis Icaza
naRecién desembarcadoLafuente
naRead
Camara


  

Answers


14 mins
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Explanation:
Fresh off the boat"--the whole phrase, not the short form--has definitely been applied to immigrants from all over. I don't know how far back in history it goes.


Saludos.



Camara
United States
Local time: 08:31
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 162
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19 mins peer agreement (net): +2
recién llegada del extranjero


Explanation:
Es correcta la explicación que ofrece cámara; sugiero esto como traducción.


    Exp.
Henry Hinds
United States
Local time: 06:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 16449
Grading comment
Thank you very much!!!!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxOso: Magnífica sugerencia ¶:^)
4 mins

agree  Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
1 hr
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45 mins
Recién desembarcado


Explanation:
En México decimos "recién desembarcado"
del extranjero.

Espero te ayude.

Saludos,


Lafuente
PRO pts in pair: 104
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7 hrs
con un pie en el muelle


Explanation:
As in:
"Mi madre, con apenas un pie en el muelle,...
The level seems to ask for a more informal expression that gels with the rest of the text¨.

Hope this helps

Francis Icaza
United States
Local time: 08:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 225
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10 hrs
...mi madre, ya al desembarcar, sabía más...


Explanation:
This is the way I'd translate it...

Ramón Solá
Local time: 07:31
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 3952
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