yo hablaré con él, porque lo llamo muchas veces afuera
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10:18 Mar 12, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase:yo hablaré con él, porque lo llamo muchas veces afuera
Transcript of conversation regarding governmental scandals- very colloquial and in places a little incomplete. Whilst I think I understand all the words in this sentence - the intended meaning escapes me.
I'll talk to him; I am used to phoning him when he is up country.
In some countries ( Uruguay-Argentina, etc) the term AFUERA is used to express UP COUNTRY, OUTSIDE THE CITY, NOT IN TOWN, NOT IN THE OFFICE, NOT AT HOME, NOT IN THE COUNTRY , ABROAD.
This sentence is colloquial spanish ( and it looks like Rio de la Plata spanish to me: Either Uruguay or Argentina)
The whole sentence means that the person in question is offering to make a phone call or contact somebody who , at the moment, seems to be unreachable, and is also promising to contact somebody because she/he is used to phoning him whenever he is up country or outside the city or not in the office or not at home.
AFUERA IN THIS CASE MEANS NOT IN THE PLACE WHERE THE PERSON WOULD BE EXPECTED TO BE.
You can choose among these:
I WILL TALK TO HIM ... I USUALLY REACHY HIM/I AM USED TO PHONING HIM WHEN:
1) HE IS UP COUNTRY
2) HE IS OUTSIDE THE CITY
3) HE IS NOT IN THE OFFICE
4) HE IS NOT AT HOME
5) HE IS NOT IN THE COUNTRY ( but abroad)
According to the context, you will bed able to decide which one suits your text best.
Twenty years experience + being a native spanish speaker.
I am going to get in touch with him because I usually do it when he is not in the country.
Explanation: It is clear that two people (A and B) are talking about a third one (C).
A needs to talk with C but it has been impossible. However, B is quite sure that he would be able to get in contact with C. B is sure because he has done that before. C is not in the country (the word AFUERA, is a Rio de la Plata -Argentina expression generally used for saying that the person is not in the country).