HomeQ&A"Tenía el pelo como cepillo de limpiar piso y ya había mudado los dientes"

"Tenía el pelo como cepillo de limpiar piso y ya había mudado los dientes"

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This sentence is from a translation of Beverly Cleary's Henry Huggins - a book for 1st to 3rd graders.

I think it means "He had hair like a mop and already had lost teeth". Does that sound right?

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updated SEP 17, 2009
posted by schub
cepilla de limpiar piso - I saw a translated copy of the book and its supposed to mean scrub brush. - schub, SEP 17, 2009
mudar los dientes seems to be a phrase for loosing one's baby teeth. - schub, SEP 17, 2009

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That's looks like what it is saying if indeed you shed your teeth in Spanish. Also the translation is not literal.

updated SEP 3, 2009
edited by Eddy
posted by Eddy
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