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Spanish translation: ojos del blanco

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English term or phrase:white eyes
Spanish translation:ojos del blanco
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10:57 Jul 22, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: white eyes
But of course I am white eyes and do not understand.
Ruth Reese
Hombre blanco .... PLUS explanation
Explanation:
We have two possibilities here:
1) Either we are talking about an HOMBRE BLANCO or
2) The text refers to WHITE EYES, the chief.

As "white eyes" in your text is NOT in capital letters, I concluded that we are talking about an HOMBRE BLANCO.

As I have said before, indians in the USA usually call white men WHITE EYES.

Story:
White Eyes was known among the Delawares as Coquetakeghton or "that which is put near the head." Due to his fair coloring, he was known to the settlers and frontiersmen as White Eyes. The date of his birth is unknown, but his birthdate is estimated to be about 1730. By 1762, he was living in a Delaware town south of Pittsburgh. He moved to Ohio prior to the American Revolution.
White Eyes was a chief among the Delaware and he was persuaded to use his influence among the Delawares to consolidate the tribe and settle in Ohio. White Eyes did this and the Delawares settled at present-day Coshocton. White Eyes also used his influence to encourage the Indians to make peace with the settlers.

White Eyes was selected by the Delaware to represent the Delawares to Congress in 1776. Congress officially thanked him for promoting peace between the Delawares and settlers. He received $300 and two horses with saddles and bridles.

White Eyes agreed the in the event of war with the British, the Delawares would aid the Americans and also proposed that the Delaware be allowed to form the fourteenth state.

In 1778, White Eyes was commissioned as a lieutenant-colonel for the American army. While serving as a guide, he was murdered by an unknown assailant.

Upon his death, pro-British forces gained greater influence with the Delaware and the Indians became further alienated from the Americans.



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Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 00:14
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Summary of answers provided
naHombre blanco
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
naHombre blanco .... PLUS explanation
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
na -1inocenteHector Vargas
na -1innocentHector Vargas


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4 mins
Hombre blanco


Explanation:
In the USA, the indians call the white man " white eyes"

Regards,

BSD

Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 00:14
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 743

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Elinor Thomas: Siempre se aprende algo nuevo! :-))
25 mins
  -> Cierto, amiga :))

disagree  Hector Vargas: This would suggest that all white men don´t unerstand anything. No way!
7 hrs
  -> Oh, no. This means that YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND, XAVVY.
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45 mins
Hombre blanco .... PLUS explanation


Explanation:
We have two possibilities here:
1) Either we are talking about an HOMBRE BLANCO or
2) The text refers to WHITE EYES, the chief.

As "white eyes" in your text is NOT in capital letters, I concluded that we are talking about an HOMBRE BLANCO.

As I have said before, indians in the USA usually call white men WHITE EYES.

Story:
White Eyes was known among the Delawares as Coquetakeghton or "that which is put near the head." Due to his fair coloring, he was known to the settlers and frontiersmen as White Eyes. The date of his birth is unknown, but his birthdate is estimated to be about 1730. By 1762, he was living in a Delaware town south of Pittsburgh. He moved to Ohio prior to the American Revolution.
White Eyes was a chief among the Delaware and he was persuaded to use his influence among the Delawares to consolidate the tribe and settle in Ohio. White Eyes did this and the Delawares settled at present-day Coshocton. White Eyes also used his influence to encourage the Indians to make peace with the settlers.

White Eyes was selected by the Delaware to represent the Delawares to Congress in 1776. Congress officially thanked him for promoting peace between the Delawares and settlers. He received $300 and two horses with saddles and bridles.

White Eyes agreed the in the event of war with the British, the Delawares would aid the Americans and also proposed that the Delaware be allowed to form the fourteenth state.

In 1778, White Eyes was commissioned as a lieutenant-colonel for the American army. While serving as a guide, he was murdered by an unknown assailant.

Upon his death, pro-British forces gained greater influence with the Delaware and the Indians became further alienated from the Americans.



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Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 00:14
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 743
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1 hr peer agreement (net): -1
innocent


Explanation:
I really do not know for certain, but I didn't feel happy with the previous translation and decided to look into it for my owm curiosity. This is the best I could come up with. Hope it helps, but I would welcome corrections from someone who really knows.

3. Having the color of purity; free from spot or blemish, or from guilt or pollution; innocent; pure

http://projects.ghostwheel.com/dictionary?define=White eyes&...

This reference only gives me the idea of the meaning of innocent.
http://www.ohiokids.org/ohc/history/h_indian/people/whiteyes...



Hector Vargas
Colombia
Local time: 02:14
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 14

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Bertha S. Deffenbaugh: This is a copy of what I said.
9 mins
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1 hr peer agreement (net): -1
inocente


Explanation:
Sorry. I forgot to give you the translated term. See previous explanations

Xavvy.

Hector Vargas
Colombia
Local time: 02:14
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 14

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Bertha S. Deffenbaugh: No.
6 mins
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