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La Isla


Sep 25, 2014, 12:55 PM

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How do you say Dutch treat in Spanish?

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A friend here has told me that the expression is "ir a michas" or "ir micha a micha". Any comments from forum members would be welcome!



cbviajero

Sep 25, 2014, 1:33 PM

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Your friend is correct,if you're familiar with the person you can say "vamos michas", or if you're not you can say "vamos mitad y mitad".


La Isla


Sep 25, 2014, 2:46 PM

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Thanks, cb!


tashby


Sep 25, 2014, 3:39 PM

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I didn't know that. Thanks from me also.


No checa andar de tacuche

Sep 25, 2014, 8:09 PM

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¿vamos michas? That is an extremely rare usage so I'm curious. Can you cite in what part of Mexico it is common or at least understood? And what exactly does micha mean in this context?


cbviajero

Sep 25, 2014, 8:31 PM

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¿vamos michas? That is an extremely rare usage so I'm curious. Can you cite in what part of Mexico it is common or at least understood? And what exactly does micha mean in this context?

Well,I've heard it in Guadalajara but I'm pretty sure it's understood throughout Mexico.
Micha means mitad in this context.
Micha used in a different context can mean something else altogether.


(This post was edited by cbviajero on Sep 25, 2014, 9:17 PM)


No checa andar de tacuche

Sep 26, 2014, 1:27 PM

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I checked a corpus I use and it does not appear to be standard Spanish and does not appear in modern times, although it appears in the DRAE with possibly different meanings. So it appears to be some kind of slang. I also checked with some Mexican friends and they did not know it. But that could just be us.


cbviajero

Sep 26, 2014, 2:37 PM

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I checked a corpus I use and it does not appear to be standard Spanish and does not appear in modern times, although it appears in the DRAE with possibly different meanings. So it appears to be some kind of slang. I also checked with some Mexican friends and they did not know it. But that could just be us.

I'm no linguist but I think you're right about it being slang,that said it is a fairly common phrase.
Here's some more slang using the word micha,
Compramos una micha de perico,y vamos michas.


rvgringo

Sep 26, 2014, 2:54 PM

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¿Cuentas separadas? That always works.


cbviajero

Sep 26, 2014, 3:02 PM

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¿Cuentas separadas? That always works.

Or,cada quien paga lo suyo.
There's lot's of different ways to say things,it makes learning a new language challenging but interesting.


esperanza

Sep 26, 2014, 5:21 PM

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Here's my 2 cents worth: I think it's baby talk. Lots of Mexican slang is just that. A child just learning to talk might well say micha when he/she means mitad. Just like 'mimir' for 'dormir', which becomes, "Ya es hora de mimir."

Nicknames are the same way: Memo for Guillermo, Chayo for Rosario, Nacho for Ignacio, etc. Tell the baby, "Dile adios a tu tía Rosario," and the baby says, "Dios, Chayo."

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No checa andar de tacuche

Sep 27, 2014, 10:59 AM

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thank you cbviajero, esperanza, and everyone for the contributions. As the cliché goes "the more I learn the less I know"


(This post was edited by No checa andar de tacuche on Sep 27, 2014, 11:00 AM)


La Isla


Sep 27, 2014, 12:29 PM

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Here's some more information about "micha": https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110430203924AAC0qdC


zaragemca

Sep 29, 2014, 7:58 AM

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It would be important to know which is the whole context of the situation. If it is a restaurant, or dress store, it could be, (cada cual paga lo suyo). But many times in business when it is a partnership, it would really mean, ( pay equal half of the total cost), ( la mitad del costo total). Even in the restaurant, if there is an invitation for several peoples to enjoy a dinner, but two o more people agree in paying for everybody, it would mean that, each one in the agreement, would pay equal part of the total cost of the whole dinner. Gerry Zaragemca
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Lorraine84

Jan 9, 2015, 6:58 AM

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What is a Dutch treat (in english)? Is it a slang term?


La Isla


Jan 9, 2015, 10:02 AM

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"Dutch treat" is an American slang expression:

Dutch treat (noun)
[noncount] chiefly US : something (such as a dinner or movie) for which each person pays his or her own share of the cost
  • It was Dutch treat—we each bought our own ticket.
  • a Dutch treat luncheon
http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/Dutch%20treat


Lorraine84

Jan 10, 2015, 11:00 AM

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Got it, thanks. I'd only heard of "going Dutch" before. :)


Angeliina1

May 12, 2015, 9:58 PM

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A friend here has told me that the expression is "ir a michas" or "ir micha a micha". Any comments from forum members would be welcome!

I have Heard "mita y mita" slang for mitad y mitad, Also "ir a la inglesa".
 
 
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