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    How to translate cuña into English? I'm confused by many meanings of this word. What is the English equivalent of "cuña linda" or "tu cuña" for example? I'm new to this forum... thank you for your help.

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    Hi Lara, welcome to the forum

    I would like to know that too, as in Spain this wouldn't mean anything.

    It could be the short form of "cuñada", sister in law, but I doubt that. Wait for answers from Mexico (I'm just guessing)
    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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    This is the context: Dime mi cuña que bola como esta la cosa por alla y como te va ...

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    Funny, I am sure it means something like darling. But I haven't got a clue, this is some kind of slang.

    como esta la cosa por alla y como te va ...

    how are things over there and how are 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)


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    exx I think you are right this is shortening for cuñada. At least here in Cuba, it's common to hear either cuña or cuñi, as a shortening for cuñado/a.
    So, in this case and if it applies (maybe in other country it's something like "brother, dude, etc") it is the shortening for sister or brother in-law.
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    Sandra, possibly we are right, but what does this mean??

    mi cuña que bola ?????

    I'm going to ask Carlos, let's see if this is mexican.
    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)


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    exx this is soooo Cuban...

    ¿Qué bolá? ¿Qué vuelta/bolero/boletín? it all means the same
    what's up? what's new?

    Cuban slang for sure...although maybe that is used in other country too.
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    Strictly speaking, cuña means wedge.
    However, in informal language it is frequently used as short for cuñado or cuñada, that is, brother-in-law or sister-in-law.

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    I received the email from Cuba and now it's clear that it's address to sister-in-law.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandraT
    exx this is soooo Cuban...

    ¿Qué bolá? ¿Qué vuelta/bolero/boletín? it all means the same
    what's up? what's new?

    Cuban slang for sure...although maybe that is used in other country too.
    Is it?? Does this refer to a verb?? bolá??

    I didn't know, actually I asked Carlos to come over and tell his story...but then he said that it was not Mexican at all, as you have just confirmed.

    Never heard this expression, and tell you the truth, Lara, if I had heard this, I wouldn't have known the meaning.

    By the way, in Spain cuñá (stress on the a) is slightly slangy for cuñada, so I was, just by chance, on the right track.

    But this "bolá" still confuses me. So does bolero/boletín...in this sentence. There is no verb?? Or is bolá a verb?
    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)


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