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Old May 15, 2008, 06:14 AM
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I know tío means uncle throughout the Spanish-speaking world. In Spain it commonly means guy. In Peru it means old man. Is there a tía equivalent?
In a thread somewhere somebody used peli. Is that the word?
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Old May 15, 2008, 06:22 AM
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I've also heard it used like Old, in epithets like Old Stickyfingers, or Old Pennypincher over there.
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I've also heard it used like Old, in epithets like Old Stickyfingers, or Old Pennypincher over there.
Like tío tacaño? or tío ladrón?
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Old May 15, 2008, 06:35 AM
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Exactly. In fact I think I've heard Tío Ladrón specifically. Some story I read in a dual-language book that explained the usage for me.
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Is there a tía equivalent?
I think I've heard that in Spain and maybe other areas, you can use tía in a similar fashion to mean gal, although it's not used much like that in Mexico. IIRC, I heard a Venezuelan use it as well.
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-Hola tíos.
-¿Qué pasa?
-Vaya una reunión. ¿Dónde están las tías?
-A mí no me mires, pregúntale a éste.
-Bueno, vale. (Da igual uno que otro): ¿Dónde están las tías, tío?
-No te lo vas a creer, tío. Ha venido un tío y se ha llevado a todas las tías.
-No jodas. ¿Adónde se las ha llevado?
-De calle.
-Qué mamón.
-Sí, tío. Un tío feo, con gafas y pelo grasiento.
-Venga ya, tío, ¿te crees que ha nacido ayer?
-Que sí, tío, que yo no miento.
-No me jodas, tío: cómprate un bosque y piérdete.
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Alfonso, me encanta mucho cuando nos das ejemplos tan coloquiales para demostrar los modismos y sus usos. Muchas gracias porque esta es la parte en lo cual necesito la más ayuda. Ya conozco muchos conceptos y palabras pero son de los libros no de la gente.

And you wouldn't believe how hard that was to write after writing German and French for the past 2 hours.

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-Hola tíos.
-¿Qué pasa?
-Vaya una reunión. ¿Dónde están las tías?
-A mí no me mires, pregúntale a éste.
-Bueno, vale. (Da igual uno que otro): ¿Dónde están las tías, tío?
-No te lo vas a creer, tío. Ha venido un tío y se ha llevado a todas las tías.
-No jodas. ¿Adónde se las ha llevado?
-De calle.
-Qué mamón.
-Sí, tío. Un tío feo, con gafas y pelo grasiento.
-Venga ya, tío, ¿te crees que ha nacido ayer?
-Que sí, tío, que yo no miento.
-No me jodas, tío: cómprate un bosque y piérdete.
Si, eso tiene el sabor salado madrileño. ¿Entonces, estaba soñando yo cuando vi la palabra peli? ¿Esa palabra no existe?
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Olvidé lo de peli. Yo sólo la uso como diminutivo de película. Nada que ver con tío ni con tía. Supongo que te refieres a eso.
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I assure Alfonso's one can be heard easily in Spain. It's not a forced conversation.
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