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Let them eat cake

Spanish translation: Que coman tortas

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19:33 Aug 15, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: Let them eat cake
Marie Antoinette's putative solution to popular unrest.
Edward Donovan
United States
Local time: 00:09
Spanish translation:Que coman tortas
Explanation:
I am sorry about my previous answer but I found this is the right answer. It's the literal translation of English phrase. See website: ............... ..."O como proponia Maria Antonieta cuando el pueblo decia que no habia pan: "Que
coman tortas"
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Jesús Paredes
Local time: 00:09
Grading comment
I'll be using your suggestion. I guess this sentence just doesn't have the cliché value in Spanish that it has in English. Thank you.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naSon pan comidobrock2
naque coman pastel!Megdalina
naQue coman tortasJesús Paredes
naQue coman tortasJesús Paredes
naA falta de pan, buenas son tortasJesús Paredes


  

Answers


15 mins
A falta de pan, buenas son tortas


Explanation:
Me parece que ésta debe ser la traducción.

Jesús Paredes
Local time: 00:09
PRO pts in pair: 302
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35 mins
Que coman tortas


Explanation:
I am sorry about my previous answer but I found this is the right answer. It's the literal translation of English phrase. See website: ............... ..."O como proponia Maria Antonieta cuando el pueblo decia que no habia pan: "Que
coman tortas"


    Reference: http://venezuela.mit.edu/listas/ayacucho-anteriores/ayacucho...
Jesús Paredes
Local time: 00:09
PRO pts in pair: 302
Grading comment
I'll be using your suggestion. I guess this sentence just doesn't have the cliché value in Spanish that it has in English. Thank you.
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35 mins
Que coman tortas


Explanation:
I am sorry about my previous answer but I found this is the right answer. It's the literal translation of English phrase. See website: ............... ..."O como proponia Maria Antonieta cuando el pueblo decia que no habia pan: "Que
coman tortas"


    Reference: http://venezuela.mit.edu/listas/ayacucho-anteriores/ayacucho...
Jesús Paredes
Local time: 00:09
PRO pts in pair: 302
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4 hrs
que coman pastel!


Explanation:
The other answerers either got their translations from the dictionary or they are involved in other dialects. In Mexican Spanish (where I'm from) the only word for cake (as Marie Antoinette meant it) is pastel. Torta is a cake as in a cake of soap, a type of sandwich, etc.. CAKE cake is pastel. But then again, I'm referring to Mexican Spanish - it may be different in other dialects. Anyway, I grew up in Mexico and this is what I read in school. Hope this helps! SUERTE
a ti!

Megdalina
PRO pts in pair: 55

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Yvette Camou
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16 hrs
Son pan comido


Explanation:
In my country when somebody is to confront an ugly situation. The significance of the phrase is that there is no doubt that is going to be easy to put the problem to rest. In this case, María Antoinette she was the power and the people were the plebeians.

The prior answer is not related to your subject.

brock2
PRO pts in pair: 4

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