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Colloquial English phrase... in spanish

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I'm always so confused about double-negatives, and this phrase is no exception. "Not just any...." couldn't be harder to translate. I mean it in the sense of, "I'm not just any old woman, I'm your mother" or "It wasn't just any painting, but a painting of Don Quijote..."

Something like, No ser ningúno...sino.... ?

thanks

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updated MAR 31, 2010
posted by cdawgbnell

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How about 'No soy ninguna vieja cualquiera, soy tu madre' and be sure to add '¡mocoso!"

updated MAR 31, 2010
posted by margaretbl
cute addition! - Silvia, MAR 31, 2010
thanks, I like the "no ser ninguna (noun) cualquiera... ser" -> thanks for the sentence construction! - cdawgbnell, MAR 31, 2010
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