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    Hola!

    ¿Puede alguien ayudarme entender la siguiente frase?

    "Se llama el Julai, pero me dijo que no es un apodo muy amable y que el lo soportaba por recochineo y porque le va la marcha, si la marcha es coña".

    Muchas gracias de antemano

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    hi elisatas - it sounds like julai is a "tough guy" who can handle (manage)
    difficult situations.

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    In Spanish slang we usually use "julai" to name a person who is quite a character, in order to emphasize that he loves the bad life. It's kind of pejorative but in a good way, like calling "pothead" to your friend.

    My attempt:

    He's name is the crackhead, but he told me it's not a very polite nickname and that he puts up with it just for keeping the joke alive, because he loved kidding if the joke was a joke.

    Sorry for the possible mistakes.

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    thanks ibarguren - that clears it up for me, too.

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    Hi Ibarguren,
    Just wanted to say hello! I studied Spanish for a short while in Salamanca. What a lovely town. I long to go back.
    Maria

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    I absolutely agree Maria

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    Hi, Ibarguren, your explanation is perfect, I think now I can understand the phrase.

    I wonder, could you give me a synonym for pothead & crackhead? My English is not very good and in the dictionary I can find a strange meaning.

    Thanks again

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    A pothead is a guy who smokes pot (marijuana) and acts like he's always high.

    Then a crackhead is a guy who acts like he's on crack (not always literal, of course).

    As far as I know, pothead is a very common word in English slang.

    P.S. "Julai" is not necessary related to drugs, just refers to a person who is... quite a character.
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    Great, thanks a lot!

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