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Old December 02, 2008, 08:33 AM
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Este vestido me queda que ni pintado

For: Este vestido me queda que ni pintado.

Se lo que significa pero no encuentro la frase correcta en ingles.

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Is it something similar to.......

"fits like a glove"
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For: Este vestido me queda que ni pintado.

Se lo que significa pero no encuentro la frase correcta en ingles.


Firstly good morning, Marposa the owns build of the phrase is a wrong because, that phrase is not write in a good way so, look the phrase would be write of this way, Este vestido no me queda ni pintado, this way is accurate it sound better so, then I don't know the translation in English but, I believe that with the correction you could to find the translation in some translation machine.

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Old December 02, 2008, 10:28 AM
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Este vestido me queda que ni pintado.........
-I am interpreting this as saying.... it fits so well ( or ) it wouldn't fit any better even if it was painted

Or something similar to that.

BUT...........lo and behold.......Crotalito, who is a native speaker, interprets it as saying...

Este vestido no me queda ni pintado....

-Which now changes the whole meaning of the phrase! It now actually means the opposite of what I wrote above.

So, not being familiar with the phrase in Spanish which phrase is it? Or am I misinterpreting them both?

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There's nothing wrong with the phrase as it was written by Marsopa.
que ni pintado = muy a propósito, muy adecuado

So, the phrase means just right or very suitable. Elaina's suggestion of fits like a glove means the same thing - it fits just right.

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thanks guys

Thanks!

"Fits like a glove" was what I was looking for, but I just couldn't find it in my brain.... Guess I am tired today.

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Rusty I don't agree with you, the phrase is in a wrong, I'm sorry, I'm native speaker Spanish, I'm sorry you don't misinterpret the things but, you need to check the phrase again, if you have some kind of questions or doubt above the phrase, I will glad to speak above the thread.
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Crotalito, si buscas la frase que ni pintado en internet verás que sí es un modismo español.
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Crotalito, si buscas la frase que ni pintado en internet verás que sí es un modismo español.



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