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Old August 03, 2009, 05:48 AM
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Question Tengo una tía que toca la guitarra

¿ Alguien podría explicarme lo que quiere decir este dicho por favor?
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Old August 03, 2009, 06:03 AM
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As far as I know , it´s not a saying. The translation should be, i have an Aunt that plays the guitar, Do you have a context ?
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Old August 03, 2009, 06:06 AM
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As far as I know , it´s not a saying. The translation should be, i have an Aunt that plays the guitar, Do you have a context ?
Not really,sorry I found it on a site containing some exercises in proverbs and such but it did not provide any additional information.
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Old August 03, 2009, 09:39 AM
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This is said when something just mentioned by another doesn't have anything to do with the topic at hand.
Look here for a couple of translation ideas in English.
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This is said when something just mentioned by another doesn't have anything to do with the topic at hand.
Look here for a couple of translation ideas in English.
That's how I've heard it used.
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Old August 03, 2009, 09:43 AM
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Ok. I understand now. Like saying what the hell do you mean in a more polite way.
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Yep. We use other phrases than the two listed in the idiom dictionary, to be sure.
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Yep. We use other phrases than the two listed in the idiom dictionary, to be sure.
Haha.. I see.. Well as usual really right?..It seems expressions in socalled idiom books and dictionaries are rarely used in actual daily life..

I think I've once heard 'What's that got to do with the price of eggs' - but that was on tv. For the life of me I can't imagine people using it very frequently in daily life.

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By the way, does anyone know if this expression is used often in Spain or Latin countries? (I'm guessing not, of Robindesbois doesn't recognize it?)

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I've heard people just say "¿Y?" This means the same thing as "Who cares?"
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As far as I know it's not an expression we use in Spain. I would say something like ¿Y a qué cuento viene eso?
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