Jul 2, 2002, 10:12 PM
Post #3 of 4
: what does it mean when someone asks "A que hora sale el pan"? i heard this in an interview and wasn't sure what it meant. i understand the literal translation but i'm sure that's not what they are really asking.
If the expression was: ¿A qué hora sales por el pan?<p>Depending on the context it is said, in old Mexican films portraying the typical "chilango" (usually Tin Tan) or in songs written by the late Chava Flores. "¿A qué hora sales por el pan?", was an expression used by "peladitos" "albañiles" or "mecánicos", to ask the "sirvientas" (maids) at what time they usually would go out to buy the "pan" at the "panadería" so they could meet them and court them. It is mainly used in México City when a man is flirting with a woman, as a way of saying: "I like you, can I see you later?".