+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 19 of 19

Thread: cuña meanings

 
  1. #11
    Moderator SandraT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Havana,Cuba
    Posts
    1,294
    Rep Power
    1810

    Default

    yes exx, no verb at all. bolá, vuelta, bolero and boletin, all nouns...
    a response to that could be
    la vuelta está en candela...meaning things are bad, complicated...
    yes, grammar works in misterious ways...at least in slang...
    Realmente, el destino del mundo depende, en primer lugar, de los estadistas y, en segundo lugar, de los intérpretes.
    Trygve Halvdan Lie

  2. #12
    Senior Member exxcéntrica's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Spain
    Posts
    1,241
    Rep Power
    1816

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SandraT
    la vuelta está en candela...meaning things are bad, complicated...
    ...
    Jesus! We do not speak the same langauge, no doubt!!

    In Spain the faces would be quite blank!!
    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."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


  3. #13
    Moderator SandraT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Havana,Cuba
    Posts
    1,294
    Rep Power
    1810

    Default

    Hahahahaha....

    In Spain the faces would be quite blank!!
    not only in Spain but in many places but that is just slang and you don't hear it everywhere. If you go to the East you don't hear that at all but then, will hear other things that probably, not only the words, but also the accent (like singing) will surprise you more. But of course, that is in every country, it not only applies to Cuba.
    Realmente, el destino del mundo depende, en primer lugar, de los estadistas y, en segundo lugar, de los intérpretes.
    Trygve Halvdan Lie

  4. #14
    Senior Member exxcéntrica's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Spain
    Posts
    1,241
    Rep Power
    1816

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SandraT
    But of course, that is in every country, it not only applies to Cuba.
    Definitley true, Sandra.

    I suppose you come to Madrid and the same would happen to (many of) you.
    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."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


  5. #15
    Moderator SandraT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Havana,Cuba
    Posts
    1,294
    Rep Power
    1810

    Default

    Nope, I did go to Madrid and Toledo and it went quite well but of course, I was on a business trip, so I don't think the people I had to deal with would be using too much slang with me.
    BUT I have a friend from Malaga and there are quite a few words I have to ask him about. And by the way, I love the way he speaks!!!
    Realmente, el destino del mundo depende, en primer lugar, de los estadistas y, en segundo lugar, de los intérpretes.
    Trygve Halvdan Lie

  6. #16
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    109

    Default jeva

    Sandra,

    What "jeva" means in Cuban slang? Does it mean something like "girlfriend"?

    Thanks

  7. #17
    Moderator SandraT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Havana,Cuba
    Posts
    1,294
    Rep Power
    1810

    Default

    Jeva is used to refer to any female. It can be girlfriend, or wife, or just someone passing by.


    ¡Mira esa jeva! to ask someone to take a look at a woman passing by
    Esta es mi jeva. to introduce his companion.

    Realmente, el destino del mundo depende, en primer lugar, de los estadistas y, en segundo lugar, de los intérpretes.
    Trygve Halvdan Lie

  8. #18
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    109

    Default

    I thought that it's spelled "jeba", not "jeva", or is it the same?

  9. #19
    Moderator SandraT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Havana,Cuba
    Posts
    1,294
    Rep Power
    1810

    Default

    The truth is I had to look it up. I had no idea how to write that word. First time in my life that I ever have to write it, so it turns out that people write it both ways. Jeva and Jeba with the same meaning but apparently, jeba is more used than jeva.
    Realmente, el destino del mundo depende, en primer lugar, de los estadistas y, en segundo lugar, de los intérpretes.
    Trygve Halvdan Lie

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 2 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 2 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
  •