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Iris May 31, 2008 08:27 AM

Abuela
 
Any good translations for no tengo abuela in English? Ta.

Rusty May 31, 2008 09:01 AM

To blow one's own trumpet. (To blow your own trumpet.)
To toot one's own horn. (To toot your own horn.)

Iris May 31, 2008 09:30 AM

I love it.:love:

Alfonso May 31, 2008 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iris (Post 9523)
Any good translations for no tengo abuela in English? Ta.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rusty (Post 9525)
To blow your own trumpet.

:thinking:.....

Tomisimo June 01, 2008 12:58 AM

I've never heard that saying before. Does no tengo abuela mean that there's no one to talk good about me, so I have to do it?

Alfonso June 01, 2008 01:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tomisimo (Post 9556)
Does no tengo abuela mean that there's no one to talk good about me, so I have to do it?

I wouldn't have said it better.

Elaina June 01, 2008 09:11 AM

Never heard of that!!

Is...

no tengo abuela = toot your own horn

privy to only certain social group or country or???

Elaina:thinking::thinking:

Alfonso June 01, 2008 10:34 AM

I cannot know if it's something we only say in Spain. But here is quite common. Of course, one never says that about themselves, but about another person. You hear somebody talking about how great, or nice, or handsome they are, and you tactfully, in a low voice, say to someone else: ├ęste no tiene abuela.

Iris June 01, 2008 12:41 PM

Nobody says it about themselves?Check my profile page...

Tomisimo June 01, 2008 12:44 PM

With that confirmation, then Rusty's translations are perfect.


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