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    Default Necesito su ayuda con este, por favor

    How do you say dum-dum? Is it dondito?

    or something close to that?

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    Hi DAbeed, would you please give us the context??!!!!
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


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    I don't know, like "Don't be such a dum-dum!"

    I want to say "No esté tonto, hombre." but

    I was told there is a word dondito that means dum-dum, and I cannot find it. THAT's the word I am looking for.

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    Context please!!! But I'll I give it a try...

    "dum" is sometimes used for "dumb," being foolish and uninformed, in which case it means "tontito".

    Is this what you mean?

    Regards,

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    Right. We posted together! jaja

    "tontito" means something like "little dum"

    Hope it helps!

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    Considero que...

    "menso" es una buena opción.

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    In Argentina, we don't say "menso" David. (It's like listening to Quico talking to el Chavo ) but "necio" could be a good choice. The word "tonto" is very much used but might be offensive if you're not talking to a friend.

    Best regards,

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    Tontito - that's it!

    Thanks


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    Default tontito

    Quote Originally Posted by Dabeed
    I don't know, like "Don't be such a dum-dum!"

    I want to say "No esté tonto, hombre." but

    I was told there is a word dondito that means dum-dum, and I cannot find it. THAT's the word I am looking for.
    hi dabeed,

    your phrase should take the verb "ser" (not "estar"), "No sea tontito, hombre", but I guess if you want "tontito" (not offensive, rather endearingly), you're addressing someone close, and in an informal tone, therefore you would use the "tuteo" ("voseo" in Argentina): "No seas tontito, [name]." (the "hombre" doesn't match the close- informal- endearing tone). another thing to bear in mind: if you're addressing a female, it should be "tontita" .
    Last edited by lauracipolla; 04-03-2008 at 07:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauracipolla
    your phrase should take the verb "ser" (not "estar"), "No sea tontito, hombre", .
    -¡Gracias un millón!

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