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    Slang is very confusing sometimes. It's even more difficult to to understand the meaning without the right punctuation, like in the sentence below. How would you translate it?

    dime de rosi como esta y tu que tal de novios tu hermana tiene como cuatro

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    Quote Originally Posted by lara08
    dime de rosi como esta y tu que tal de novios tu hermana tiene como cuatro
    Hi Lara, it is better if you open a seperate thread for your questions . You will get more answers this way.

    Your sentence:

    Tell me about Rosi, how is she? And you, any boyfriends? Your sister has about five...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lara08

    dime de rosi como esta y tu que tal de novios tu hermana tiene como cuatro
    This is the sentence in Spanish with the correct puntuation (in case you want to know)

    Dime de Rosi, ¿Cómo está? ¿Y qué tal de novios? ¿Tu hermana? ¿Tiene como cuatro? (Does she mean boyfriends or children here?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mem286
    Dime de Rosi, ¿Cómo está? ¿Y qué tal de novios? ¿Tu hermana? ¿Tiene como cuatro? (Does she mean boyfriends or children here?)
    Hi, Mem:

    I'd vote for Exx's version. I don't think the last sentence refers to any kids whatsoever. This would be my version in Spanish:

    Dime de Rosi, ¿cómo está? ¿Y tú, qué tal de novios? Tu hermana tiene como cuatro [novios] (that is to say, "your sister has about four [boyfriends]").

    Saludos

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