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Is this expression used in all countries: to say a person is like a train (very attractive)?
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Old August 26, 2011, 09:22 PM
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Is this expression used in all countries: to say a person is like a train (very attractive)?
If anything, to me as Chilean it would mean the person is impetuous/overwhelming or that is a workaholic...
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I've never heard 'train' used that way in English. If that is the meaning someone gave it, it is obviously slang. You may want to learn some Spanish slang words for 'attractive'. Those would be the Spanish equivalent, not tren.
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If anything, to me as Chilean it would mean the person is impetuous/overwhelming or that is a workaholic...
Agreed. I have heard "train" used that way along with "bulldozer". Never heard of it as an attractive way. Except when talking about the train of a wedding gown/dress.
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No, I know it's not used that way in English. But according to RAE:
to be like a tren means:
estar como un ~, o como para parar un ~. 1. locs. verbs. coloqs. U. para denotar que una persona es muy atractiva.

http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltCons...US=3&LEMA=tren
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No, I know it's not used that way in English. But according to RAE:
to be like a tren means:
estar como un ~, o como para parar un ~. 1. locs. verbs. coloqs. U. para denotar que una persona es muy atractiva.

http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltCons...US=3&LEMA=tren
I've never heard it in my entire life. Too bad the DRAE doesn't say --as it usually does with colloquial expressions-- where it's used. I know it's not used in Colombia, at least it wasn't when I lived there..

I can't imagine what's so attractive about being like a train..
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The second phrase the DRAE gives makes more sense. If someone can stop a train because of how they look, that's a good metaphor for attractive!
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The second phrase the DRAE gives makes more sense. If someone can stop a train because of how they look, that's a good metaphor for attractive!
I agree.
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That's similar to looks that could sink a thousand ships.
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Jamás leído, escuchado ni dicho algo así.
No me atrevo a decirle a nadie que es un tren y yo no me siento con tanta fuerza para andar parando trenes.
¿Y por qué un tren?

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tren.
(Del fr. train).
1. m. Medio de transporte que circula sobre raíles, compuesto por uno o más vagones arrastrados por una locomotora.

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La palabra raíles no está en el Diccionario.
(DICCIONARIO DE LA LENGUA ESPAÑOLA - Vigésima segunda edición)
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