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19:28 Dec 1, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase:mangueras
A person wounded by a land mine says "una bomba (mina) me sacó las tripas, pues me las tuvieron que poner de mangueras".
My question: what is "de mangueras"?
Explanation: Manguera does mean hose, but in a medical setting people sometimes use the word to refer to different kinds of tubes (catheters, feeding tubes, etc.), especially in informal speech. I think that the better English equivalent would be something like "A land mine took out my guts, so they had to put tubes in me."