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casas de mancebía

English translation: brothel

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Spanish term or phrase:casas de mancebía
English translation:brothel
Entered by: Parrot
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20:57 Nov 22, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: casas de mancebía
No sé cómo traducir ese término, hoy en desuso, en el siguiente contexto:

Siguiendo la tradición europea de asignar un lugar para la prostitución en la organización de sus ciudades, las autoridades españolas en América se preocuparon por reglamentar la prostitución estableciendo "casas de mancebía", una salvaguardia de la "honestidad de la ciudad y mujeres casadas y solteras" donde el Estado entra a regular tal actividad.
Guido
brothel; the idea was really to establish a place where
Explanation:
young men could acquire sexual experience without doing any harm to the women who weren't in the business.
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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 12:19
Grading comment
Gracias.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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nabrothel; the idea was really to establish a place where
Parrot
naBrothelxxxPaul Roige


  

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5 hrs
Brothel


Explanation:
Hola, it's an euphemism for "casa de prostitución". Mancebo means "young man2 and "manceba" lover, mistress or concubine so there you have them all in a knot. I wonder whether there was a limit of age...! salud, cheers :)


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xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 12:19
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 442
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12 hrs
brothel; the idea was really to establish a place where


Explanation:
young men could acquire sexual experience without doing any harm to the women who weren't in the business.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 12:19
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 7645
Grading comment
Gracias.
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