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|Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]|
Linguistics / Linguistics
|Spanish term or phrase: Prieto|
|This word is obviously related to modern Portuguese "preto" (with a circumflex over the 'e') meaning "black" but I was wondering what does it exactly mean in Spanish and is it ever used as a substitute for "black"? Portuguese once had negro for "black " and a man from Angola once told me that Negro or Nengro was still used in Portuguese for an African Black person.|
Any hel with a translation is greatly appreciated. I will be voting on the basis of which answer is the most helpful. Thanks again!
|a few related meanings|
"Prieto" means "blackish" or "dark".
In Latin America it can mean "swarthy".
When used in reference to women, it means "brunette".
In another sense, it can mean "mean" (i.e. a mean, miserly person).
In an even more remote sense, it can mean "tight" or "compressed".
"Un siglo prieto de historia" means "A century rich in history".
All of the meanings given above are adjectives.
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Thanks for your answer. The other people gave answers that were satisfactory but you gave more the range of answers I was looking for.
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