1. Coral1

    Coral1 Member

    Burgos (Spain)
    Spanish
    No estoy segura del significado de la palabra CAST en la siguiente frase:

    I know only that is the boy's cast.

    ¿Podría ser algo así como silueta o forma?
     
  2. araceli Senior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Argentine, Spanish
    Aquí en el diccionario dice molde...
    Coloca algo de contexto, de qué se está hablando.
     
  3. Bil

    Bil Banned

    English USA
    Hola, Coral:

    Dependiendo en el contexto, a lo mejor sería de lo que lo ha tocado en suerte.
     
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  4. Coral1

    Coral1 Member

    Burgos (Spain)
    Spanish
    Tal vez os pueda ayudar si os pongo todo el párrafo original, pero no estoy segura. La verdad es que traducirlo es todo un rompecabezas. Ahí va:

    I am going to let you know about that boy. When we went trekking that time and we looked for him arround your hotel that time. so I don’t know his address but I know only that is his cast I forget his name also. If I will meet next season I will let to you everything don't worry about that ok. I will go back to Nepal after eight weeks.
     
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  5. Txiri

    Txiri Senior Member

    USA English
    There are a few quirky phrases throughout the whole paragraph. "Cast" doesn´t ring any kind of a bell here. I don´t think the passage was written or said by a native English speaker, so it´s hard to say what they meant.
     
  6. scotu Senior Member

    Paradise: LaX.Nay.Mex.
    Chicago English
    Your story takes place in Nepal so I am guessing that "cast" refers to the boy's placement in the "caste system" maybe he was an "untouchable" for example. The correct word in English would be "caste".
     
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  7. aurilla Senior Member

    Puerto Rico
    Am Eng/PR Spanish
    Siguiendo la línea presentada por scotu, entonces sería la casta social a la cual pertenece el niño. Las castas en la India son bien definidas y cerradas, difícilmente pueden subir o bajar de casta.
     
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  8. scotu Senior Member

    Paradise: LaX.Nay.Mex.
    Chicago English
    The Caste system is a Hindu thing more than an Indian thing. Nepal is 90% Hindu, so one would assume that the caste system is as important there as it is in India. Nepal is the only constitutionally declared Hindu state in the world.
     
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  9. aurilla Senior Member

    Puerto Rico
    Am Eng/PR Spanish
    You're right. Thanks for the heads up. :)
     
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