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Old April 28, 2008, 01:19 PM
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Ser un cero a la izquierda

I recently heard the phrase 'ser un cero a la izquierda' que si algo es un cero a la izquierda, significa que no es nada, que no significa nada.

¿Esta frase es una frase hecha que se usa en otras partes también?
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ser un cero a la izquierda

Esto del "cero a la izquierda" lo usan en Puerto Rico y en Cuba, y me consta.

Creo que tiene su equivalente en industán, pero tengo que averiguar.
Es posible que tenga sus equivalentes en las lenguas romances pero el concepto no es exclusivo del latín.

Recuerdo otra frase que se usa en mi tierra y me pregunto de dónde proviene:
ese "elemento"

en este caso el objeto del insulto ya no es individuo, llegó a mineral, elemento... al menos en los ojos del que le insulta.

¿Alguién me puede ayudar con, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"?

Which is the official language of the threads English or Spanish?


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Esto del "cero a la izquierda" lo usan en Puerto Rico y en Cuba, y me consta.

Creo que tiene su equivalente en industán, pero tengo que averiguar.
Es posible que tenga sus equivalentes en las lenguas romances pero el concepto no es exclusivo del latín.
Gracias por la información.

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Recuerdo otra frase que se usa en mi tierra y me pregunto de dónde proviene:
ese "elemento"

en este caso el objeto del insulto ya no es individuo, llegó a mineral, elemento... al menos en los ojos del que le insulta.
¿Cuál es la frase? ¿Es "ese elemento"?

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¿Alguién me puede ayudar con, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"?
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I fypou have 99 $ and a 0, 990 is money, 099 is 99.
So a "cero a la izquierda" is nothing-person or a not-seen person.
Like Iris says, common in Spain.
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I found "a zero on the left" to be used in English a little, but not as a settle expression -maybe Spanish natives desperate to use it-. Is there an English equivalent, I mean, an ingenious way using science or technology to refer to a useless person.
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an ingenious way using science or technology to refer to a useless person.
A waste of space
An oxygen thief
As useful as a chocolate teapot

and plenty of rude ones....
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Yup...
To be a non-entity.
To be a nobody. (Ser un don nadie.)

cipher, non-entity, zilch...
(Un cero patatero...)

Oxford,
Es un cero a la izquierda = he's nobody; he's a walking zero / he's a real zero.
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(Un cero patatero...)
Años que no escuchaba esa!

Por otro lado, en los setentas se decía "Left Zero", y después en los noventas, ya estando en los EE.UU. empecé a escuchar esto del "leading zero". Todo esto en el terreno de la computación.

Yo computaba de día y de noche...
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