KudoZ home » English to Spanish » Poetry & Literature

the world and his wife

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
14:21 Aug 7, 2006
This question was closed without grading. Reason: No acceptable answer

English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: the world and his wife
in this context:

Fifteen years ago the world and his wife woke up to the Celts
rpozzo
Argentina
Local time: 18:16
Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
3 +9todo el mundocameliaim
3Raymundo y todo el mundo
Roxanna Delgado
3el ciento y la madrerdom


  

Answers


2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +9
todo el mundo


Explanation:
o todo Dios, si el contexto lo permite.
Concise Oxford English Dictionary

• the world and his wife Brit.

informal
everybody.
→ headword

cameliaim
Spain
Local time: 23:16
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in RomanianRomanian
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Y. Peraza
0 min
  -> gracias, Yaiza.

agree  Marijke Singer
4 mins
  -> gracias, Marijke.

agree  María Teresa Taylor Oliver: En EE. UU., "everybody and his uncle".// Sí, a mí me gustan los KudoZ por eso :)
7 mins
  -> Gracias, María, así aprendemos más.

agree  Manupi: Ja, ja, me parece que lo de "todo Dios" a lo mejor es demasiado.
17 mins
  -> hombre, era para no mencionar a tokiski :)

agree  vanesa medina
1 hr
  -> gracias, Pao.

agree  Mónica Ameztoy de Andrada
2 hrs
  -> gracias, Mónica.

agree  Refugio: o todo el mundo y su mujer (but not pc)
3 hrs
  -> claro, que para algo existe la igualdad!!! :)

agree  valehazan
3 hrs
  -> gracias, Vale.

agree  Francisco Rodriguez
8 hrs
  -> gracias, Francisco.
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)
The asker has declined this answer

2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
el ciento y la madre


Explanation:
Cambia el parentesco, pero el sentido es el mismo. Tiene un ligero matiz peyorativo que no sé si corresponde.

rdom
Uruguay
Local time: 18:16
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 6
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)
The asker has declined this answer

7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Raymundo y todo el mundo


Explanation:
Otra opción.
Un poco regionalista, pero así se dice en mi país, R. Dominicana.

Roxanna Delgado
United States
Local time: 17:16
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)
The asker has declined this answer




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search