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04:13 Nov 29, 2000
Spanish to German translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: cotilla
You usi it whe someone like to know everything about anotherone
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Summary of answers provided
naGeläster, Gerüchte, Geklatsch
Evert DELOOF-SYS
naKlatschweib/Waschtante/Tratsche
Mats Wiman


  

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29 mins
Klatschweib/Waschtante/Tratsche


Explanation:
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Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 01:06
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 206

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Evert DELOOF-SYS

Debora Schürch
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35 mins
Geläster, Gerüchte, Geklatsch


Explanation:
Untranslatable word.

Cotilla / cotillear(verb) = gossip, gossipmonger, curiosity about other people's business; also used to describe such actions as listening in on other people's conversation, reading other people's mail, etc.
Never a positive action, but in some circles is perfectly acceptable behaviour.
Cotilla is the mainstay of most madrileño conversations.
The word can hardly be translated as mentioned on www.softdoc.es/madrid_guide/info/untranslatable.html

'Geläster', 'Gerüchte' are but two of its meanings in German -'erlauschen', 'abhören', etc as two of the meanings of cotillear as well.

HTH


Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 01:06
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 12
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