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Old April 16, 2008, 07:27 AM
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Yes, dar jabón is also used in Spain, but not so often as it is hacer la pelota or pelotear.
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So pelotero/ser pelota/hacer la pelota etc is closest in meaning to to flatter/flattery etc? I only ask, since earlier in the thread the terms sucking up and being a brown noser were brought up, and these two terms have strong negative connotations, wereas flattery is more neutral.
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I know that dar jabon has a negative connotion. There is something slimey
about this type of flattery

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Algunos dicen que ser pelota es una expresión de desprecio y otros dicen que no la es. Por eso, dí ejemplos de ambos sentidos.

Dar cabo a alguien es otra expresión que significa lo mismo. En México, se usa barbear, o se le llama barbero a alguien que adula/halaga/lisonjea/hace la pelota. En Chile, se dice patero.

Creo que es una cuestión de la localidad y el uso aceptado en ella. El sentido puede cambiar por la entonación y el registro, también, según mi parecer.

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Estoy absolutamente de acuerdo con Rusty.
Rusty, en otro hilo (sólo/solo) hemos discutido la acentuación de pares de palabras homófonas pero con categorías gramaticales distintas. Di, del verbo dar, puede ser imperativo o pretérito indefinido, pero en ambos casos es un verbo. Por eso, y porque es un monosílabo, no lleva acento.

... otros dicen que no lo es.
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Old April 16, 2008, 07:06 PM
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Gracias, Alfonso, por las correcciones.

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