1. Julia Salazar New Member

    Colombia spanish
    Hola todos:
    Gracias de antemano por ayudarme a resolver la traducción de este término al español: Este es un breve contexto:
    "Your brother is right", he said. "You're a pistol. I can't wait to meet you and the family."
    (cuando dice 'you're a pistol' se refiere a que es alguien especial, tal como le ha comentado su hermano)
     
  2. ladyapachee Senior Member

    Español-México
    Hi, here are some slang possibilities in (Mexican) Spanish for "you are a pistol"

    eres una pistola (literally)
    eres un tiro
    eres una bala

    (meaning that he is cool/smart/too clever ,etc)
     
  3. EVAVIGIL

    EVAVIGIL Senior Member

    Madrid
    Spain / Spanish
    ¡Hola, Julia!
    Es una expresión de slang australiano.

    pistol n. A high-energy, vibrant person, someone who is hot stuff (q.v.).
    www.psy.otago.ac.nz/r_oshea/slang

    Espero que te ayude.
    Un saludito.
    EVA.
     
  4. ruddysalvador Member

    Sydney, Australia
    Spanish - Cuba
    Hola
    También puede traducirse como:
    "Eres un matón"
    "Eres un pistolero"
    Saludos
     
  5. Edwin

    Edwin Senior Member

    Tampa, Florida, USA
    USA / Native Language: English
    No es slang australiano, pero slang estadounidense. El enlace arriba no funciona-- debe ser http://psy.otago.ac.nz/r_oshea/slang.html
    Ojo dice allí : this lexicon may help fluent speakers of Australian slang appreciate American slang. Creo que el título de esa página debe ser American Slang y no American-Australian Slang.
     
  6. EVAVIGIL

    EVAVIGIL Senior Member

    Madrid
    Spain / Spanish
    Tienes razón, Edwin, es American-Australian porque aparentemente el autor es australiano, y así ha decidido llamarlo.
    Saluditos.
    EVA.
     
  7. duder Senior Member

    Ecuador
    USA/English
    Unas correciones, espero que sirvan.
     
  8. Glaukopisignari New Member

    Australia (English)
    Slang = jerga

    I tend to think that when there is an appropriate Spanish word, Spanglish should be avoided :)

    Cheers

    ps and "pistol" is definitely not Australian slang (at least where I'm from)!
     
  9. balancer New Member

    English - USA
    Another slang definition I am familiar with is a person who shoots off his mouth or fires remarks or admonitions to people.
     

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