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Spanish translation: el adicto

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English term or phrase:the man
Spanish translation:el adicto
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10:50 Feb 11, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Medical
English term or phrase: the man
when talking about drug addiction
Jos Romn Tapias
The addict / El adicto
Explanation:
Si hablando de adicciones se hace referencia a THE MAN, aparentemente se usan éstas dos palabras( the man) para referirse al adicto de quién no se conoce el nombre, o a quien no se desea identificar dando un nombre propio,por ejemplo.
Obviamente THE MAN refiere a alguien anteriormente mencionado.

Saludos :)
BD
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Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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Local time: 03:34
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naMuchas Gracias
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
naVer abajoxxxtrans4u
naThe addict / El adicto
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
naSee explanation
Blanca Rodr�guez


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5 mins
See explanation


Explanation:
Maybe it refers to the drug-dealer, but I think there's not enough context to know...

Blanca Rodr�guez
Local time: 11:34
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in GalicianGalician
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14 mins
The addict / El adicto


Explanation:
Si hablando de adicciones se hace referencia a THE MAN, aparentemente se usan éstas dos palabras( the man) para referirse al adicto de quién no se conoce el nombre, o a quien no se desea identificar dando un nombre propio,por ejemplo.
Obviamente THE MAN refiere a alguien anteriormente mencionado.

Saludos :)
BD

Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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Local time: 03:34
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 743

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xxxOso
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44 mins
Ver abajo


Explanation:
Llevo muchos años trabajando con el Departamento de Justicia en prisiones. Ahora estoy trabajando con el U.S. Marshal Service y transportamos prisioneros por todo el mundo. En la prisión el término 'the man' se refiere a la figura que representa autoridad.

Busqué en el diccionario de los prisioneros y he pegado el término para tu información.
Espero que esto sea lo que necesitas.

Hasta luego.

This dictionary now has its own address: dictionary.prisonwall.org.
Language is ever-changing. This is particularly true in prisons, where there is the motion of people coming and going, a culture based on a unique set of circumstances, and the need to speak in words that often carry depths of meaning. There are forms of expression that can never be fully understood by the outside world. There are also words that vary from race to race, prison to prison -- as well as slang that find its way into prisons from the outside. As a result, this list will never be complete, and may contain some words that are not current or others that are not used at a particular prison or in a particular state. Please feel free to submit new words to this list.


Man: An officer someone in a position of authority -- "The Man."




    Reference: http://dictionary.prisonwall.org
xxxtrans4u
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noreen

xxxOso

Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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1 day 22 hrs
Muchas Gracias


Explanation:
Agradezco públicamente al Señor José Ramón Tapias por haberme enviado un e-mail agradeciéndome por la traducción.

Su gentileza ha sido debidamente valorada.

Bertha Deffenbaugh

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