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Old August 10, 2012, 08:27 AM
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Snake bit

It means suddenly find youself in a a bad situation in which you may not be able to win or survive. It's almost like an evil spell but with less magic implied. Is there a similar term in Spanish?
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Old August 10, 2012, 08:52 AM
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Estar en un callejón sin salida...

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Old August 10, 2012, 09:42 AM
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Er - do you actually mean a snake pit, un nido de víboras ?
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Old August 10, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Er - do you actually mean a snake pit, un nido de víboras ?
No snake bit and snake pit are different. To be bit by a snake is like being jinxed. Malhezchido, maldito?
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Old August 10, 2012, 12:13 PM
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¿Estar gafado?
¿Tener mala pata?
¿Salir con su domingo siete?
¿Tener el santo de espaldas?
¿Parió la mula?
¿Estar salado?
¿Nacer estrellado?

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Er - do you actually mean a snake pit, un nido de víboras ?
In this case "bit" is no more than a shortened version of the more proper "bitten," but they do sound alike.

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Old August 10, 2012, 01:41 PM
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@Glen: "Salir con su domingo siete" is a bit different, because this is not having bad luck, but to have done something that put you in trouble, even knowing you shouldn't have done that.
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Old August 10, 2012, 06:27 PM
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@Glen: "Salir con su domingo siete" is a bit different, because this is not having bad luck, but to have done something that put you in trouble, even knowing you shouldn't have done that.
Oh, thank you pointing that out; now I'll be able to use it more precisely!
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@Glen: "Salir con su domingo siete" is a bit different, because this is not having bad luck, but to have done something that put you in trouble, even knowing you shouldn't have done that.
We use that one for a pregnancy not planned...
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@Hernán: It is mostly used like that here too, but it also has an extended use; when it is not explicitly a woman unexpectedly pregnant, the idea tends to be explicited....

· Mi hermana salió con su domingo siete y no sabemos ni quién es el papá.

· Juan estaba por terminar la carrera, pero salió con su domingo siete de que lo expulsaron de la universidad por mal comportamiento.
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Estar de malas
Estar aviado (ironía)
Pero ¡qué maldición!

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