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Old February 19, 2010, 04:54 PM
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cuando alguien necesita algún conocimiento más sobre algo , decimos que está un poco verde. ENGLISH?
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Old February 20, 2010, 05:06 AM
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To be rather green (honest!).
To be rather inexperienced.
To be completely clueless. (familiar)
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Old February 20, 2010, 06:37 AM
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No lo confundas con "You look a little green" = "You seem nauseous" , no encuentro la palabras españoles adecuadas quizás "me apareces tener mareado" (¿o significa solamente "you look seasick"

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he was green with envy - se moría de envidia
he has green fingers - tiene mano para las plantas
he's still green, but he'll learn - todavía está verde pero ya aprenderá
he looks a bit green -

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To be rather green (honest!)
No es muy sorprendente que se pueda traducir literalmente, porque es un metáfora. Una rama verde es joven.
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No es muy sorprendente que se pueda traducir literalmente, porque es un metáfora. Una rama verde es joven.
Any idea why green should be associated with fear? Homer has fear always described as green (chloros deos), perhaps skin colour?
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Any idea why green should be associated with fear? Homer has fear always described as green (chloros deos), perhaps skin colour?
Not sure. A quick search shows one person claiming that chloros covers a range of the spectrum including yellow (so skin colour might be plausible); and another claiming that "green fear" in Homer is supernatural fear; but neither tries to prove his claims.
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Any idea why green should be associated with fear? Homer has fear always described as green (chloros deos), perhaps skin colour?
Nunca pensaba mucho en eso , pero asumo que el color verde representa la gente que son desmañada porque... cuando se va los marinos en los barcos, la gente desmañada usualmente tiene mareado . Y aparecen verde, lo dicho extende a las otras profesiones
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@Bob: "Tener mareado"
The expressions for someone who looks sick are:
· Pareces/te ves mareado.
· Te ves pálido, ¿estás mareado?
· ¿Tienes mareo(s)?
· ¿Tienes náusea(s)?
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@Perikles: I agree with the guess about skin colour. Natural reddish/pinkish skin tone changes to some shade of green when one is "pálido".
Uno puede ponerse pálido de miedo, de coraje, de sorpresa, de mareo...

Por cierto, también existe "Ponerse verde de envidia".
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@Bob: "Tener mareado"
The expressions for someone who looks sick are:
· Pareces/te ves mareado.
· Te ves pálido, ¿estás mareado?
· ¿Tienes mareo(s)?
· ¿Tienes náusea(s)?
...

@Perikles: I agree with the guess about skin colour. Natural reddish/pinkish skin tone changes to some shade of green when one is "pálido".
Uno puede ponerse pálido de miedo, de coraje, de sorpresa, de mareo...

Por cierto, también existe "Ponerse verde de envidia".
Gracias por clarificar, el diccionario de Tomísimo es un lío al buscar "Nauseous"
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