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Old November 06, 2020, 04:56 PM
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Crack

ES UN CRACK.
When somebody is very good at something or almost everything we say he is un crack, what the equivalente in English?
He ´s a cracker
He is on fire.
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Old November 06, 2020, 07:07 PM
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He's an ace.
He's the man.
He's on his game. (He's on fire.)
He owns this.
Like a boss!
He's a wiz. He's a genius.

There are others.
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Old November 06, 2020, 09:15 PM
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Crack is sometimes used as an adjective to mean exceptional just like it is used in Spanish. I don't use it, because, as an adjective, it has other meanings in English, and some of those meanings are quite negative referring to cocaine induced psychosis.
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ES UN CRACK.
When somebody is very good at something or almost everything we say he is un crack, what the equivalente in English?
He ´s a cracker
He is on fire.
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DEFINICIÓN DE CRACK
Crack es un término de la lengua inglesa que se emplea de varias maneras en nuestro idioma. El concepto suele usarse para nombrar a una persona que se destaca por su talento o por su capacidad.
https://definicion.de/crack/
Siempre he sabido que crack, de origen inglés, es una persona con las características sub citadas. No existe en español.
¿Es posible?
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Old November 16, 2020, 10:31 PM
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In American English, crack only means superior if it is used as an adjective. He is a crack craftsman, for example. Calling someone a crack would be confusing.
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Siempre he sabido que crack, de origen inglés, es una persona con las características sub citadas. No existe en español.
¿Es posible?
Según el Oxford English Dictionary (omitiendo las acepciones marcadas como obsoletas, pero no me fío de que ninguna de estas acepciones sea actual), crack como sustantivo en inglés y refiriéndose a una persona podría significar bromista, loco, ladrón, o alguien de quien se jactan otros. La última sería la fuente de la palabra prestada, pero el ejemplo más reciente en el diccionario es de hace 134 años.
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