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03:55 Dec 30, 2003
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Lick two domino
‘Lick two domino.’ Jamaica’s unofficial national pastime is, without a doubt, playing dominoes. The energetically loud crash of ‘cards’ onto makeshift tables is a familiar sound throughout the country, heard everywhere from the fisherman’s huts in seaside villages to the luxurious patios of palatial mountain homes. What makes this game so popular? We’re not sure. But Jamaicans do have domino playing down to a science, and are always eager to take on challengers, either as individuals or as members of two-person teams.
Joe
Spanish translation:leave it in English
Explanation:
Since they have it in quotes, my suggestion would be to leave it in English. I can't find any reference to the origin of this phrase, but the rest of the sentence clearly explains what they are talking about. Hope this helps :)
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Susana Galilea
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Local time: 03:03
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lick two domino
leave it in English


Explanation:
Since they have it in quotes, my suggestion would be to leave it in English. I can't find any reference to the origin of this phrase, but the rest of the sentence clearly explains what they are talking about. Hope this helps :)

Susana Galilea
United States
Local time: 03:03
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 2506
Grading comment
Thank you very much for help!

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Kepasa Kalabasa


Explanation:
This is how such style of pastime is called troughout Southern Part of Patagonia. Men gather around big woody tables and happily slap the dominos on shiny tables during the course of friendly cheat-chat.

xxxAlex Zelkind
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