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Old October 29, 2010, 04:22 AM
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Hola! En el nuevo cuento Monterroso hay la frase " si no le hubiera ayudado cuando estábamos bien fregados,todavía ? " Claro es un modismo . En el diccionario encontré variedades entre los países LA . Pues ,cuál sería más apropiado " pobres " o algo más ?Gracias
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Fregado seems to indicate "fastidiado" i.e., in a terrible state, or in very bad way.

"Pobres" may be an option, as when you don't have money you are in a terrible state...
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Hola! En el nuevo cuento Monterroso hay la frase " si no le hubiera ayudado cuando estábamos bien fregados,todavía ? " Claro es un modismo . En el diccionario encontré variedades entre los países LA . Pues ,cuál sería más apropiado " pobres " o algo más ?Gracias
Economically speaking it, then you should to say poor.

But if you are speaking about some kind situation in that moment I would consider to say amolados.


Amolados other slang in my country.

Si no le hubiera ayudado cuando estábamos bien amolados.
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@Katerina: "Pobres" es correcto. La mujer que habla en tu cuento recuerda su origen humilde, con una expresión coloquial que no corresponde a su nueva clase social, sino a la anterior.
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Οk Voy a usar "pobres " pero con una palabra que significa "tiempos de pobreza, necesidad .." Pero el "todavía" se refiere al pasado ?

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Supongo, en inglés sería como "still" - "when we were still going though a rough time"
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