Friday, January 13, 2012

It’s the milk! - Another Spanish expression

"It’s the milk!"
"Yeah, it’s the milk, dude." (Happy body language and faces)

Haha, this is a translated little part of a conversation I heard the other day.

And I was like eeeh. I see no milk anywhere? Where’s the milk? And why do they seem over the moon about this invisible milk they are talking about?

So, some research had to be done and a little trip to wordreference.com was in order. And there I found that when something is the milk, it means that it’s something supercool. Fantastic, incredible, brilliant.

But, if it wasn’t confusing enough, the same expression used to say that something is all of the above, can also be used in a negative context too.

Found an example:

"Juan es la leche. Nunca cumple sus promesas"
"Juan es la leche. Siempre me hace reír" .

Juan is the milk, he never fulfills his promises. Or Juan is the milk, he always makes me laugh.

Haha! I really do have fun learning this language, and I realize more and more how important it is to learn expressions, cause they are used a lot and many of them have literally no meaning to me.

Do you have a similar milky expression where you come from? ...


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10 comments:

  1. Så forvirrende at det kan brukes både positivt og negativt?

    Liker sånne merkelige uttrykk. En utvekslingsstudent fra Østeuropa oversatte et uttrykk direkte fra morsmålet sitt og sa at "vi ser ut som en familie som sitter samlet rundt en varm gryterett", da vi var på kino.

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    1. Haha, det er ikke alltid en direkte oversetting funker så bra..

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  2. This is funny but I can see how it would be confusing if you're still learning the language! Good job finding out the meaning, your perseverance is astounding.

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    1. Thank you Vanisha, your words made my day!

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  3. Hola de nuevo,esto es una FRASE HECHA .Si buscas en google FRASES HECHAS WIKTIONARY veras cientos como esta.Un saludo

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    1. Hola, si, veo que hay muchos, pero antes de conocerlas hay muchas que no tienen ningun sentido!!

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  4. Hey, så spennende at du har flyttet til Barcelona! Skal definitivt følge med på bloggen din. Var i Barcelona i fjor i en uke og elsket byen. Skal tilbake dit, vi ses kanskje?

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    1. Og jeg følger din, veldig spennende ting å lese om der :) Og si selvfølgelig fra om du kommer til Barcelona igjen!

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  5. That is so funny...I guess the only equivalent I can think of is "it's the bomb" - but obviously that's not food lol! How interesting!

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    1. Haha, it's not food but it's in the same street of weird expressions for a foreigner learning the language, when you think about the actual meaning of the word!

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