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El Zorro
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Re: Cool Tools

Post by El Zorro » Mon May 07, 2012 9:21 pm

FWIW, my own original translation, into American English, even before the post was: A good looking chick once told me that she could love a man with a nice cordless tool.

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Re: Cool Tools

Post by wiscondinavian » Mon May 07, 2012 10:44 pm

patagoniax wrote:
I see that we have a Teachable Moment.... for some language and culture....

Mina is not necessarily a good-looking woman, but that is how the gringo-Chilensis glossaries seem to define it. And it is sometimes used also with the same meaning in Argentina. In fact, the meaning mina=mujer has even made it to the DRAE.
Agreed. Depending on usage "mina" can mean anything from "chick" to "girl" to "woman" to "a dime..."

As in... oooh, que mina!
damn, she's a dime
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=dime

Or as "la mina de Juan"
Juan's chick/girl/woman/girlfriend/wife

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