+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: What's the translation of TART in Spanish?

 
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Villa Constitución, Santa Fe, Argentina
    Age
    36
    Posts
    15
    Rep Power
    109

    Default What's the translation of TART in Spanish?

    What's the translation of TART in Spanish?

  2. #2
    Forum User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    56
    Rep Power
    118

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jpablos80
    What's the translation of TART in Spanish?
    Depends on the context!!

    Very different:

    I love lemon tart. It's sweet but not too tart

    I really don't like her she is a tart

    If you mean the first one in Spain we say tarta or pastel, and in southamerica I think they say torta, but don't quote me on this, best to ask a native. The second one I think is ácido (like lemon) or agrio. The third one..depends also how harsh you want to be, something like fulana??
    Last edited by Popette; 06-28-2008 at 08:47 PM.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Texas, USA
    Posts
    1,676
    Rep Power
    3149

    Default

    Popette is correct and has pretty much covered all three meanings.

    As an adjective it means that something is sweet but slightly sour (agrio, acido) or sharp tasting, such as lemonade...the more sugar it has the less tart it is.

    Tart as a noun is as Popette says, a pastry made with some type of fruit.

    Tart as used to describe a woman is used more in the UK I believe, and is a woman of loose morals. It the U.S. we would more likely use the word "slut". (una fulana, ramera, prostituta, algo asi).
    vicente

  4. #4
    Senior Member Guadalupe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Argentina
    Posts
    321
    Rep Power
    424

    Thumbs up

    I agree with both of you, Popette and Vicente!

    JPablo, perhaps, if you provide more context we could be of more help...

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    353
    Rep Power
    401

    Default

    I've never seen the word tart mean the same as slut in the USA...where does this slang word come from? Cockney?

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Buenos Aires
    Posts
    303
    Rep Power
    375

    Default

    Hi Sabrina!

    It appears to come from Cockney rhyming, just like you said. Here is some more info I found from the dictionary of slang:

    Noun. 1. A prostitute or promiscuous woman. The often unisexual nature of contemporary slang ensures the phrase is now applied to promiscuous males. Derog.
    2. Derog. and offensive term for women. Derived from the Cockney rhyming slang jam tart meaning sweetheart.
    3. An objectionable person; often used affectionately or playfully.

  7. #7
    Contributing User
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    123
    Rep Power
    214

    Default

    wow i didnt know that it came from Cockney. I always assumed it was just an antiquated word. good work sarab!

  8. #8
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    5
    Rep Power
    92

    Default Re: What's the translation of TART in Spanish?

    I guess I would equate the word 'tart' with 'slut' in meaning but definitely not in harshness...slut is much more derrogatory, I think.

+ Reply to Thread

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •