Spanish translation: Ya se fuma hasta cuatro cajetillas
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22:09 Nov 1, 2006
English to Spanish translations [PRO] General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / general conversation
English term or phrase:She's up to four packs already. (in this context)
IN THIS CONTEXT:
A: Where is your sister?
B: Probably aterrorizing the staff at the mall.
A: How is that someone with an MBA ended up being a personnel director?
B: I wish she would quit that job or stop complaining.
Do not tell her I am pregnant.
B: She had to go to 2 baby showers last week. She almost slit her wrist. She's already got that old-maid mentality. She is up to four packs now.
A: You are so mean.
B: What are you talking about? She is the judgmental one.
Any idea what she could be talking about here when she says "She's up to four packs now"? There is no other reference before or afterwards. Thanks in advance!!
...con los nervios. Y lo de "you're so mean" entiendo que se refiere al comentario de "old-maid mentality", que también significa "solterona" (podría implicar que como ya fue a 2 "baby showers", le preocupa quedarse solterona y no tener bebés).
Old maid: 2 : a prim nervous person of either sex who frets over inconsequential details : FUSSBUDGET || Lo que entiendo es que la hermana de B ya tiene los nervios tan de punta que ahora se fuma 4 cajetillas diarias (mal hábito, generalmente asociado
Could you post a little more of the dialogue Daniela? In theory Sergio and NetTra are right but I don't see what this comment has to do with B's sister's old-maid mentality plus I don't see why it would be "so mean" to say she's smoking 4 packs...
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she's up to four packs already. (in this context)
Ya se fuma hasta cuatro cajetillas
Explanation: Como criticado fumador, sé que cuando dicen que "...up to # packs..." generalmente están hablando de las cajetillas que alguien se fuma diario.
Sergio Perera Mexico Local time: 11:07 Specializes in field Native speaker of: Spanish, English PRO pts in category: 4