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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
Mats Wiman Sweden Local time: 01:06 Native speaker of: Swedish PRO pts in pair: 206
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.
Evert DELOOF-SYS Belgium Local time: 01:06 Native speaker of: Dutch, Flemish PRO pts in pair: 12