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Spanish translation: BURGUÉS

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23:20 Sep 17, 2000
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: borgeois
She asked "why don't they live together"
He answers "because living together has become a borgeois middle-class ting to do".
Carlos
Spanish translation:BURGUÉS
Explanation:
OK I'm back and satisfied with the above answer. I went to the dictionaries and found this which also satisfies my problem with "having heard it before in Mexico" - this is what I'd heard, not only similar sounding but connotes the exact same feeling. Sorry I gapped and it took me a while but I'm not a young computer and though it's all in there sometimes it takes a toggle to unleash the files. SUERTE!
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Megdalina
Grading comment
Burgués queda perfectamente, gracias.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naburgués
Gonzalo Tutusaus
nabourgeoisdorisy
naBURGUÉSMegdalina
nacapitalistaMegdalina


  

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9 mins
capitalista


Explanation:
If I have any more insight into this, I'll let you know - I'm still thinking, What drives me nuts is I THINK I heard this while growing up in Mexico - in other words you could just translate it as is - but I'm not sure, Still pondering this one, In any case you could use capitalista which is exactly what bourgeois means. Suerte!

Megdalina
PRO pts in pair: 55

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Yolanda Broad

Gonzalo Tutusaus
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24 mins
BURGUÉS


Explanation:
OK I'm back and satisfied with the above answer. I went to the dictionaries and found this which also satisfies my problem with "having heard it before in Mexico" - this is what I'd heard, not only similar sounding but connotes the exact same feeling. Sorry I gapped and it took me a while but I'm not a young computer and though it's all in there sometimes it takes a toggle to unleash the files. SUERTE!

Megdalina
PRO pts in pair: 55
Grading comment
Burgués queda perfectamente, gracias.

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Yolanda Broad

Gonzalo Tutusaus
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2 hrs
bourgeois


Explanation:
The Spanish translation is
burgués (m)
or
burguesa (f)

I would not translate this french term, because bourgeois and middle-class are synonyms.

Here the definition I fond at www.wordreference.com:

(f)bour·geois 1 [buwa, buwa]
Often disparaging. n., pl. -geois.
1. a member of the middle class, esp one regarded as being conservative and materialistic or (in Marxist thought) a capitalist exploiting the working class.
2. a mediocre, unimaginative, or materialistic person. adj.
3. characteristic of, relating to, or comprising the middle class.
4. con·servative or materialistic in outlook: a bourgeois mentality.
5. (in Marxist thought) dominated by capitalists or capitalist interests. [from Old French borjois, burgeis burgher, citizen, from bourg town; see {burgess}] -bour·geoise (buwaz, buwaz) fem. n.






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dorisy
Local time: 03:52
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 69

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2 hrs
burgués


Explanation:
The dicc. Oxford translate "bourgeois" as:

a (Pol, Sociol) \"burgués\"
b (pej) ‹person/attitudes› \"burgués, aburguesado\"

The translation from Spanish to English considers as well "middle class" almost as a sinonym, so I would translate your sentence as:

"porque vivir en pareja se ha convertido en algo muy burgués".

Un saludo.


Gonzalo Tutusaus
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Local time: 03:52
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 2176

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