Translation of "¡No pesa ni nada esto! ¡Madre mía!"
Can someone help me translate "¡No pesa ni nada esto! ¡Madre mía!" ? My Spanish homework asks me to create a situation in which this phrase would be used, but desgraciadamente, I don't understand this phrase.
My take on this is that because of the "Madre Mía", I think this is a sarcastic expression.
It literally says "This doesn't weight one little bit", however, I think it means it's extremely heavy. A bit like saying:
"Oh jeez! This ain't heavy or nothing!"
I study Spanish and we didn't get the use of this phrase either. My teacher gave us this example: !No es listo ni nada! and told us it meant ES MUY LISTO.
We explained to him that this didn't make any sense to us, we all thought that it meant that the person was NOT CLEVER AT ALL, but our teacher insisted that it meant the opposite.
We agreed on not dealing with the phrase anymore because after some time and some more explanations, our teacher was not sure himself anymore.
In your case, with the !madre mía! that comes after the exclamation I think that it really meanst that the thing is quite heavy. I would translate !madre mía! as
Gush, that's heavy! or My god, that is really heavy!
Sorry if there are any English-mistakes, I'm from Austria.
Well I might be wrong but this looks like the response to someone who is asking for help to lift something light.
"Good god, this doesn't even weigh anything", inferring, they could have lifted it themslves.
So the situation in English might be as follows
David, can you give me a hand to move this table.
Sure, no problem. Good god it doesn't weigh anything, you could have moved this yourself.
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In English we might say "It's not like this doesn't weight anything! Mama mia." (yeah, I know that last part looks Italian.)
HI bella, great answers it does mean the opposite!
No es guapo ni nada....omg...look at him!!! He is so cute!!
"¡No pesa ni nada esto! ¡Madre mía!" I think it should say: "Ni pesa nada esto!, Madre mía! No pesa ni nada esto doesn't make sense in my opinion.
"It does not weigh anything! Mother!" According to the Google translation given right here on Spanish Dict.