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Old February 28, 2011, 06:27 PM
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Poner cara de acelga

What does it mean?
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Old February 28, 2011, 06:58 PM
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Nunca lo había oído. Las acelgas son unas hojas comestibles parecidas a las espinacas, pero más grandes, de color verde menos oscuro y con el tallo del centro blanco.



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Cara de acelga: Expresión coloquial para hablar de una persona de color pálido o verdinegro.
Sin embargo no se me ocurre cómo pueda una persona tener un rostro "verdinegro".

Probablemente sea alguien enfermo.
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Jaja, muy bueno lo del "rostro verdinegro".

Yo tengo entendido que significa cara de pocos amigos, cuando alguien está de mal humor pone cara de acelga. No sé por qué.
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Sinónimos de "cara de acelga":
cara de perro, cara de vinagre, cara deprimente, rostro enfermizo, pálido...
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Sí, cara de vinagre o cara avinagrada.
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en inglés sour puss

or someone with a puss on him/her (in New York English)
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[...]cuando alguien está de mal humor pone cara de acelga. No sé por qué.
Yo tampoco, las acelgas no saben tan mal como probar vinagre.
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Moliner dice: (en "cara") (Las negritas y las cursivas las he puesto yo)
3 («Poner, Tener») *Gesto que denota un estado de ánimo: ‘Puso cara agria. Tenía cara de estar disgustado’ ¤ *Aspecto de la cara que denota cierto estado de salud o cualquier otro estado físico: ‘Ha traído buena cara del campo. Ha puesto mala cara cuando se lo he dicho. Tienes cara de no haber dormido’. ¤ (gralm. desp.) Forma de manifestarse o comportarse ante los demás, particularmente si es fingida: ‘Es una persona con muchas caras’.

Yo sí lo había oído... como también, "cara de pocos amigos", pero como dice Pinosilano, la connotación de "deprimente" o "enfermizo" es lo que priva...

Pero creo que con la definición de Moliner, el idioma nos da suficiente libertad para ponernos creativos y decir "cara de boniato" "cara de patata" "cara de espinaca" "cara de rata" "cara de no haber comido/dormido"... bueno, las combinaciones pueden ser infinitas...

Me recuerda aquello de "vaya cara más fea... es que eso no es cara eso es c*lo" (y perdón por ser un poquito soez...)
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A little bit rude in English "To have a face like a smacked arse!"

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The leaves in the photo look like Swiss chard, which is a lot like spinach
but somewhat more bitter.

So, maybe "to look bitter" referring to facial expression...
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