Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Basenjigirl, Apr 15, 2007.
Another idiom, I think. What does it mean in English? Does it mean to give somebody a beating?
No, it just means 'all of a sudden'.
¿Sería el equivalente a "slap bang"?
What about "pegar un porrazo a"?
Does this possibly mean to hit, thump, or slug (as it says on the page of the website below, which I have found to be an excellent vocabulary trainer, but there are quite a few mistakes in it, and this could be one of them).
In English, a slang expression is to "stick one on" someone, meaning to hit, punch, slug, belt them.
In this case, "pegar/dar un porrazo a" means "hit someone" or "to punch someone".
As Basenji pointed out, "de golpe y porrazo" is an idiom. And as Polopino said, it's equivalent is all of a sudden.
This expression has little to do with "porrazo"; it comes from "de golpe" = suddenly.
Thanks to you both. Perhaps I should have started a new thread, but anyway, my question has been answered, and the website I have been using has been vindicated ......... this time.
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