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Tirón, tilin y tolon.

 

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Old May 08, 2008, 05:42 AM
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Tirón, tilin y tolon.

Qué significa esto.
`... atractiva y tirón.´
`Si el tilin es tolon.´

Lo de atractiva ya sé, pero el resto...
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Yo tampoco tengo ni idea. ¿Dónde lo has oido?
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Iris, alguien me lo mandó en un e-mail...
en RAE http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltConsulta?LEMA=tirón
but I´m still trying to understand what that has got to do me.
... tilín y tolón, I read somewhere
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I've seen where tilín and tolón are both used to represent the sounds made by bells when they are ringing. You can also add talán to the list of sounds. Could more context be provided from the email?

tilín = ting-a-ling (the tinkling of a bell)

From Fray Felipe: din, din, don (din, dan, don)

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What is the whole sentence this was used in?
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The e-mail was about tirón.
`Es una persona atractiva y con tirón.´
The tilín and tolón bit was something I read from an article.
Question:
¿ Te irías con la primera persona que te hiciera tilín?
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Si el tilín es tolón, si.
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Do you go out with the first person who gives you a ring?
Sure, if they ring my bell.
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I think Poli's translation is perfect. Anyway una persona que te hace tilín is quite common, but the rest is a pun with the original expression.
What a funny question, Jane!
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The e-mail was about tirón.
`Es una persona atractiva y con tirón.´
Thanks for the explanation, Poli.
Por favor, ¿Qué significa ser una persona con tirón?
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I think it's another way of saying attractive.
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