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hopalog


Jun 10, 2007, 6:53 PM

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what is a chalan?

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I have a feeling it might be a teensy bit derrogative; the cement workers called one of their crew that and got a good chuckle when I repeated it.

"A lo mejor lo hizo el chalan" I said when they asked who had done something (wrong).

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Ed and Fran

Jun 11, 2007, 3:42 AM

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Re: [hopalog] what is a chalan?

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Common term for a helper. Nothing derogative.

At least that's the way it is over here in Veracruz.

Regards

Ed


jerezano

Jun 11, 2007, 7:32 AM

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Hello,

Chalán-helper, ayudante, laborer, peón? Better put this in your vocabulary notes somewhere becasue it sure ain''t in any dictionary where you will find skilled horseman, associated with cattle, Picador etc.

Adiós. jerezano


hopalog


Jun 29, 2007, 5:43 AM

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Re: [Ed and Fran] what is a chalan?

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thanks so much; you're absolutely right. They got a good chuckle when I used it in reference to my husband. :)

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djwinch

Aug 3, 2007, 9:51 AM

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from wikipedia - es

El chalán es el elegante jinete del caballo peruano de paso.


quevedo

Aug 4, 2007, 4:26 PM

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Re: [djwinch] José Antonio

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¡Qué hermoso que es mi chalán!
¡Cuán elegante y garboso
sujeta la fina rienda de seda,
que es blanca y roja!

Chabuca Granda, José Antonio.


Saludos de a caballo,

Quevedo


jerezano

Aug 6, 2007, 8:35 AM

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Re: [quevedo] José Antonio

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Hello all,

¡Qué hermoso que es mi chalán! How handsome is my horseman!
¡Cuán elegante y garboso How elegantly and galantly
sujeta la fina rienda de seda, he handles (dominates) the exquisite silk reins
que es blanca y roja! which are red and white!

Chabuca Granda, José Antonio

Adiós. jerezano


quevedo

Aug 8, 2007, 8:16 AM

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Re: [jerezano] José Antonio

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Excellent!

Muchas gracias, señor Jerezano.

Saludos cordiales,

Quevedo


katka

Oct 12, 2007, 6:00 PM

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Hi,

I am Slovak and the word 'chalan' we used for a guy, man. It was very common word in our language.


thfarrell


Oct 13, 2007, 8:24 PM

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Re: [jerezano] what is a chalan? - diccionario

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Hi...

This is a very interesting, on-line, dictionary:

http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/...9941976613/index.htm

and "chalán" is included.

Tom
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"Beauty is in the i of the Beholder"
(Julia Mandelbrot)

(This post was edited by Rolly on Oct 13, 2007, 10:27 PM)


jerezano

Oct 14, 2007, 8:45 AM

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Re: [thfarrell] what is a chalan? - diccionario

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Hello thfarrell,

Thanks Tom. That is indeed an interesting dictionary. I have included it in my bookmarks (favorites). And yes chalán is included. But the definition for posada still left me cold. But perhaps it is only here in the Zacatecas region that posada is used for automobile parking lots. We do meet with a lot of regionalisms.

Adiós. jerezano


esperanza

Oct 14, 2007, 9:36 AM

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Jerezano, posada would not be used in any region for automobile parking lot. Perhaps you are thinking of pensión, which does mean a place for parking cars, but which also means a small hotel or a retirement income.

pensión s f 1 Pago regular que se da a una persona como beneficio por haber trabajado cierto número de años en una empresa, cuando llega a la vejez o ha sufrido algún accidente o una enfermedad que le impiden seguir haciéndolo; pago que reciben los parientes con derecho a ello, cuando ha muerto esa persona: recibir la pensión, cobrar la pensión, fondo de pensiones 2 Pensión alimenticia Pago regular que reciben el cónyuge y los hijos de una persona que se divorcia del primero, y queda obligada a ello por una sentencia judicial, durante un plazo determinado en la sentencia 3 Pequeño hotel o casa en donde se reciben huéspedes por periodos relativamente largos: una pensión para estudiantes 4 Servicio de alojamiento, alimentos, lavandería, etc que reciben los huéspedes de un hotel o de una casa de huéspedes: pensión completa, media pensión 5 Estacionamiento público o privado donde los usuarios, mediante el pago de una cuota, pueden dejar el coche el tiempo necesario.

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(This post was edited by esperanza on Oct 14, 2007, 9:38 AM)


jerezano

Oct 14, 2007, 1:40 PM

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Hello esperanza,

Thank you for the correction. I was indeed thinking of pensión, but my thinking aparatus wasn't thinking.

Adiós. jerezano.
 
 
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