What does los Pinero mean?
I can't translate this phrase and need it for translation, does anyone know what it means or why it won't translate
I live in Oregon where many Spanish-speaking residents work in the logging and forestry industry in one form or another, typically doing tree planting after a logging operation. They refer to themselves as "pineros" which means literally "pine-worker." They even have a union called Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN) http://www.pcun.org/ which means Northwest Tree planters and Farmworkers United.
Again, it's hard to know what it means out of context.
Like Malerie says, it could be that you misspelled "los pioneros" ("the pioneers"), but it could also be "los Piñero" (the Piñeros), which is a last name. ("the Pitts, the Johnsons, the Garcías") We need more context.
Also the name of a small town in Venezuela, but the pine tree workers comes up the most when I search. It's not in my dictionary so it could be one the made up words that pop up on the U.S. west coast.
"Pineros" are tree-planters, pine workers, a term used among the Hispanic community especially in Oregon when talking about people who work with the trees. This is NOT referring to a last name, I work with PCUN (pineros y campesinos del noroeste) in woodburn so you can take my word on this..