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Tattlin', snitchin', squealin'

Spanish translation: acusar, chivarse, soplar

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00:55 Nov 2, 2006
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama / subtitling
English term or phrase: Tattlin', snitchin', squealin'
Busco la mejor manera de traducir al español neutro esta frase que es la respuesta de "You know what peachin' is?" de la película Oliver Twist.
Agradezco sus contribuciones.

Mariela, Rosario, Argentina
Spanish translation:acusar, chivarse, soplar
Otra opción. :)
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Maica B
Local time: 06:58
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5 +1acusar, chivarse, soplar
Maica B
5chismear, chillar, chacharear
Rolando Julio Arciniega



21 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
tattlin', snitchin', squealin'
acusar, chivarse, soplar

Otra opción. :)

Maica B
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agree  silviantonia: Las tres opciones tienen que ver con delatar a alguien; me parece que estas opciones funcionan mejor. No es caso de chisme, sino de echarle la culpa a alguien secretamente. En Cuba le decíamos chivatear...
22 hrs
  -> Sí, aquí las tres tienen que ver con "delatar". Según el Concise Oxford English Dictonary, uno de los significados de "tattle" es "report another's wrongdoing". Gracias :)

neutral  Rolando Julio Arciniega: Hola Silviantonia! I can see, from what you quote, that apparently the MAIN meaning of tattle may be different in the US. Silviantonia, Tattle, according to Websters (English, of course) means: to tell something secret, to gossip -- Eso no es chismear??
1 day 2 hrs
  -> No, Rolando. I wrote the quote above... :)
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44 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
tattlin', snitchin', squealin'
chismear, chillar, chacharear

Well, you probably want something colloquial, right?

Note added at 2 días6 minutos (2006-11-04 01:01:27 GMT)

Just to clear things up >> meaning of words:

Tattle>> according to Websters (English, of course) means: to tell something secret, to gossip -- Eso no es chismear??

Snitch >> To turn informer I'd feel inclined to use CHIVATEAR, which I was going to use initially to keep the CHI theme, but I was not sure how common is that word in the spanish Speaking world. In Mexico there are guys called "Chivatos", but like I said I am not sure about other countries.

Squeal >> A prolonged shrill CRY and as derived, an informer . Por eso use CHILLAR

SI se acepta universalmente lo ideal sería:


Note added at 2 días12 minutos (2006-11-04 01:07:28 GMT)

Should use CHIVARSE instead of Chivatear, though

Rolando Julio Arciniega
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