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Carole

Dec 29, 2002, 3:40 PM

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Translation, por favor, en Ingles

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Que quiere decir "El Biche Pobre?" Es el nombre de un restaurante en Oaxaca.



MacMike

Dec 29, 2002, 4:32 PM

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Re: [Carole] Translation, por favor, en Ingles

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AFAIK, "El Biche Pobre" literally means "The Poor Flea". This is great little restaurant in Oaxaca.
Why the name? I have no idea. Mexican humor at work, I guess.


Carole

Dec 29, 2002, 5:12 PM

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Re: [MacMike] Translation, por favor, en Ingles

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They don't have "flea" in my Spanish dictionary!! Muchas gracias.


keith

Dec 29, 2002, 5:34 PM

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Re: [Carole] Translation, por favor, en Ingles

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I'd translate it as "The poor naked guy."


lin robinson

Dec 30, 2002, 2:17 PM

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Bicho=bug, not "flea"

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Flea is "pulga", bicho is more like "bug", as in "esta mazana tiene bichos".
BUT it's a lot more used to as a depreciative, usually comic...sort of like saying the "Poor slob" or the "sick puppy".


Mereja

Dec 30, 2002, 4:49 PM

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"Small grub or insects" "vermin" My mother-in-law calls the fly swatter el "mato bichos".


machi

Dec 31, 2002, 6:19 AM

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Re: [lin robinson] Bicho=bug, not "flea"

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Biche=naked (slang); bicho=bug or creature (and could collectively include fleas). I think Keith is right, the first two posters seem to have seen the same restaurant and report bichE. This is common slang in N Mexico. Pay attention to those end vowels.
 
 
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