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English translation: woman (uruguayan lunfardo)

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Spanish term or phrase:percanta (uruguayan lunfardo)
English translation:woman (uruguayan lunfardo)
Entered by: Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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14:20 Aug 13, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: percanta
Es una obra de teatro. De pronto uno de los personajes comienza a decir:" percanta que me amuraste, en lo mejor de mi vida, dejándome el alma herida..."

Gracias por los aportes. Los escucho todos.
Leroy
MUJER
Explanation:
Yes, it's true, the term is used in the "tango" jargon, called "lunfardo".

But it means just WOMAN (any, not only attractive!). Please, look at the site of the reference.

I'm argentinian!

Hope it will be useful!

************************

Saludos #:)

Selected response from:

Gabriela Tenenbaum
Uruguay
Local time: 14:22
Grading comment
The term is used in an URUGUAYAN theatre play, not argentinian. But I suppose the two countries give the same meaning to the term.
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +3MUJERGabriela Tenenbaum
naAttractive Young WomanDan George
na -1Attractive Young WomanDan George


  

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18 mins
Attractive Young Woman


Explanation:
I am familiar with Contursi's "Mi Noche Triste." The term "percanta" is an affectionate name for an attractive young woman, so the translation for this would be quite up to you, but this is the direct definition of the term. I hope this helps!


    Reference: http://digilander.iol.it/giokitango/sito%20it/coseditango/di...
Dan George

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Paula Serrano: the reference is correct (though I´m not sure about the attractive part)
5 hrs

disagree  Baruch Avidar: It belongs to "Mi noche triste" but... the meaning in "Lunfardo" is yust = "woman"
7 hrs
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19 mins peer agreement (net): -1
Attractive Young Woman


Explanation:
Sorry, here is the link again.


    Reference: http://digilander.iol.it/giokitango/sito%20it/coseditango/di...
Dan George

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Baruch Avidar: It belongs to "Mi noche triste" but... the meaning in "Lunfardo" is yust = "woman"
7 hrs
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34 mins peer agreement (net): +3
MUJER


Explanation:
Yes, it's true, the term is used in the "tango" jargon, called "lunfardo".

But it means just WOMAN (any, not only attractive!). Please, look at the site of the reference.

I'm argentinian!

Hope it will be useful!

************************

Saludos #:)




    Reference: http://www.gotan.com.ar/lunfardo.htm
Gabriela Tenenbaum
Uruguay
Local time: 14:22
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 113
Grading comment
The term is used in an URUGUAYAN theatre play, not argentinian. But I suppose the two countries give the same meaning to the term.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Patricia Lutteral: usté sí que la juna, mina... :-))
2 hrs
  -> chas grashias, diosa!!

agree  Parrot: You Argentines will fall for anybody, won't you?
3 hrs
  -> Estás equivocada Parrot!. Not for "anybody".. Qué les pasa a los españoles con nosotros los Argies?

agree  Baruch Avidar: 100% correct
6 hrs
  -> Bar, este queee, she agradeshe!
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