Fried-out

  • dairylander

    Member
    English - USA
    "fried out" is not a normal phrase,
    but if a car is "totally fried" it means it is broken and maybe not repairable.
     

    obz

    Senior Member
    Yankee English
    Agreed, while understandable, it's not a common phrase. Se murió, se rompió tendría sentido que equivalen a la frasa original.
     

    Axwek

    Senior Member
    Mexican Spanish
    This is only a guess, but it sounds like the car's engine is burnt (or fried) out.

    Donde escuchaste esa frase?

    La escuche de la cancion "land down under"

    Down Under
    Traveling in a fried-out combie
    On a hippie trail, head full of zombie

    o podria ser como si dijera en español

    Cuando te metes en un gran problema dices, "Estas Frito"
    es lo mismo????? you're fried???????
     

    Cubanboy

    Senior Member
    Spanish
    Me gusta mucho esa canción y tengo dos o tres más de Men at Work. Interpreto ''fried-out'' en este contexto como:

    fried-out Combie - una furgoneta ''hecha polvo/leña''.
     
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    divina

    Senior Member
    English, U.S.
    La escuche de la cancion "land down under"

    Down Under
    Traveling in a fried-out combie
    On a hippie trail, head full of zombie

    o podria ser como si dijera en español

    Cuando te metes en un gran problema dices, "Estas Frito"
    es lo mismo????? you're fried???????

    Creo que "fried-out" en este contexto quiere decir que el auto es azotado por los elementos del interior australiano.
     

    Cubanboy

    Senior Member
    Spanish
    Creo que "fried-out" en este contexto quiere decir que el auto es azotado por los elementos del interior australiano.

    En este caso el tipo no habla de que está en Australia, sino más bien que está viajando por el mundo y hace referencia a su país con cierta nostalgia.

    Traveling in a fried-out combie
    On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
    I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
    She took me in and gave me breakfast
    And she said,

    "Do you come from a land down under?
    Where women glow and men plunder?
    Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
    You better run, you better take cover."

    Buying bread from a man in Brussels
    He was six foot four and full of muscle
    I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
    He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich
    And he said,
     
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