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English translation: what the deal is

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06:19 Nov 24, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: 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: 15:39
English translation:what the deal is
Explanation:
Hi, Gillian--

pls check back to your original request, I just added an "ammended & annotated" version of my answer after checing the Lucky Star website.

Good luck!
Maria-Jose
Selected response from:

delamaza
Grading comment
Thanks Maria-José, your answer was really useful. (Thanks also to everyone else. This was a fun text to translate, if only for the opportunity to visit the site and play with the balls!!!!)
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
navea abajoxxxJon Zuber
nawhat the deal isdelamaza
nawhat's new, what's upCarolina Ramirez
nato know what is going on, what is the latest
Agua
naTo know which wave.
Luis Luis


  

Answers


4 mins
To know which wave.


Explanation:
Regards.
Luis Luis

Luis Luis
United States
Local time: 09:39
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 171

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Yolanda Broad

Rafaela Graffos

xxxJon Zuber
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10 mins
to know what is going on, what is the latest


Explanation:
At least, that is the meaning in Mexico. They ask "Qué onda", to say "Hi", What's up"

Hope it helps,

Mar

Agua
Spain
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 40

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Yolanda Broad

Rafaela Graffos
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39 mins
what's new, what's up


Explanation:
I am from Chile. In this context it means the above, but in other contexts the meaning changes.

Ex. "No esta en mi onda" means he/she is not my type of person. "Esta en otra onda" He/she is on another wave length (usually different than yours.)

Hope it helped.

Carolina Ramirez
Canada
Local time: 10:39
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 42

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Yolanda Broad
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1 hr
what the deal is


Explanation:
Hi, Gillian--

pls check back to your original request, I just added an "ammended & annotated" version of my answer after checing the Lucky Star website.

Good luck!
Maria-Jose

delamaza
PRO pts in pair: 8
Grading comment
Thanks Maria-José, your answer was really useful. (Thanks also to everyone else. This was a fun text to translate, if only for the opportunity to visit the site and play with the balls!!!!)

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xxxJon Zuber
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1 hr
vea abajo


Explanation:
La respuesta de delamaza se merece un cinco. Es acurada, perfectamente idiomática, y el juego de palabras está encertadísimo. ¡Eso sí que es traducción!

xxxJon Zuber
PRO pts in pair: 172
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