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English translation: Do you like to party?

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02:16 Nov 24, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: te gusta el carrete, etc.
Also: vestirte a tu pinta, tener tu platita, hacer cosas choras, saber qué onda.

For more context, this is all from a Chilean web site: http://www.luckycard2000.com/1024/index.html (with a really fun mouse follower!)
Gillian Hargreaves
Local time: 21:12
English translation:Do you like to party?
Explanation:
Hi, Gillian--
vestirte a tu pinta = dress however you like
tener tu platita = have (your own) money
hacer cosas choras = do fun/cool things
saber qué onda = know what's going on

"a mi pinta" means "the way I like it"
"platita" = "plata" = "dinero"

Hope that helps!
Maria-Jose
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delamaza
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Thank you very much, Maria-José - you hit the spot on all of these. Cheers! Gillian
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nado you like to go out and have fun??delamaza
nadress the way you like, have your own money, do cool thingsDaphne Corral
naDo you like to party?delamaza


  

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43 mins
Do you like to party?


Explanation:
Hi, Gillian--
vestirte a tu pinta = dress however you like
tener tu platita = have (your own) money
hacer cosas choras = do fun/cool things
saber qué onda = know what's going on

"a mi pinta" means "the way I like it"
"platita" = "plata" = "dinero"

Hope that helps!
Maria-Jose

delamaza
PRO pts in pair: 8
Grading comment
Thank you very much, Maria-José - you hit the spot on all of these. Cheers! Gillian

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Rafaela Graffos
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2 hrs
dress the way you like, have your own money, do cool things


Explanation:
"saber qué onda" is not what´s going on. It means:
Agarrarle la onda: to work sthg out.
Estar en la onda: to be trendy, to be hip, to be with it, to be bang up to date.
So saber qué onda is to know what´s up as regards fashion, behaviour, trends, and it´s related to having fun and fitting in.

Daphne Corral
Local time: 18:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 42

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Rafaela Graffos
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4 hrs
do you like to go out and have fun??


Explanation:
Hi, Gillian--
Just thought I'd clarify something re "qué onda" and other stories..

In this (very chilean) context, "qué onda" should be taken to mean: what the deal is, and not, as I wrote earlier, "what's going on" nor what the other colleague suggests:

"OK, es suficiente. Si quieres saber qué onda (what the deal is) con todo lo que te hemos dicho, navega un rato por aquí."

You can say "¿qué onda?" and mean: 1) what's the matter?; 2) what's up?; 3)what's going on?; what is it about?

"Onda" has many meanings on its own too,e.g. wave, fad, fashion, trend...

Goos luck!
Maria-Jose


delamaza
PRO pts in pair: 8
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