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    I wanted to translate this joke and send it to a friend of mine. Hoping some can help. thanks:

    A pianist at a bar, had a good gig by using a small monkey that would pick up his tips for him, the patrons would tell him the song they wanted to hear and he would play it for tips, while the monkey ran around the bar picking up the coins, this one guy was drinking a beer and the monkey came to him and peed in his beer, the guy said to the pianist , Hey your monkey peed in my beer, the pianist looked puzzled and said , I don't know that one but if you sing it or hum it I'll try and follow along

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    Default Re: Can someone help with this

    Quote Originally Posted by A577689
    I wanted to translate this joke and send it to a friend of mine. Hoping some can help. thanks:

    A pianist at a bar, had a good gig by using a small monkey that would pick up his tips for him, the patrons would tell him the song they wanted to hear and he would play it for tips, while the monkey ran around the bar picking up the coins, this one guy was drinking a beer and the monkey came to him and peed in his beer, the guy said to the pianist , Hey your monkey peed in my beer, the pianist looked puzzled and said , I don't know that one but if you sing it or hum it I'll try and follow along

    Here's a rough translation, of course a joke is always better in it's original language....

    Un pianista en una barra tenia un buen trabajo, usaba un monito que recojia sus propinas. Los clientes pedian las canciones que querian escuchar y el pianista las tocaba por una propina, mientras el monito recorria la barra recojiendo el dinero. Habia un hombre tomand un cervesa y el mono se hizo pipi en ella. El hombre le dijo al pianista " ey, tu mono se hizo pipi en mi cervesa", el pianista quedo confundido y le dijo- "esa no me la se, pero si me la cantas te puedo acompanar".

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    Default Re: Can someone help with this

    Jokes are probably one of the best exercices for translators. Slang is regularly used in Spanish even when it involves several grammar mistakes spread all over the utterance ad hoc.

    Hope it helps.

    A pianist at a bar, had a good gig by using a small monkey that would pick up his tips for him, the patrons would tell him the song they wanted to hear and he would play it for tips, while the monkey ran around the bar picking up the coins, this one guy was drinking a beer and the monkey came to him and peed in his beer, the guy said to the pianist , Hey your monkey peed in my beer, the pianist looked puzzled and said , I don't know that one but if you sing it or hum it I'll try and follow along.

    Esto era un pianista en un piano-bar que tenía un pequeño mono que iba recogiendo las propinas. Los clientes le pedían una canción y le daban propina, mientras que el monito iba recojiendo todas las monedas.

    Entonces, resulta que había un tipo bebiendo cerveza, y el mono se le acerca y se mea en su bebida. En éstas que el tipo le dice al pianista: -¡Eh! ¡Que tu mono se ha meado en mi cerveza!

    A lo que el pianista le suelta: -Ésta no me suena, pero si me la cantas, intento acompañarte.

    Otger García

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