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Old April 26, 2013, 03:36 PM
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Te lavas menos que un coche por debajo

Hola amigos :

Esta es una expresión utilizada cuando una persona no se ducha "ni a tiros".

¿ Cómo podría decirse en inglés ? Supongo que no tendría mucho sentido.
¿ " You wash yourself less than a car underneath" o algo parecido ?

Muchas otras comparativas graciosas existen , que no sabría decir adecuadamente , como "Eres mas feo que un frigorífico por detrás".
¿ "You're uglier than the rear side of a fridge" ?

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como "Eres mas feo que un frigorífico por detrás".
¿ "You're uglier than the rear side of a fridge" ?
You are as ugly as the back end of a bus.

That's a common UK one. but I can't think of an equivalent for your underside of a car.
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No conozco una expresión en inglés, pero me recuerda este chistecito de Eugeni:

"Dice que era un legionario... hacía veinte años que llevaba un tatuaje en el brazo, en eso que se encuentra a un amigo y este le dice:
Diu:

--¿Y eso con el agua no se borra?
--No lo sé."
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Like the guy who takes a bath once a year whether he needs it or not?
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The closest term I can think of in English is ripe as in you smell ripe. This refers to cheese not an orange I assume.
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