Spanish Definition of English Word

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Does the English word "casino" mean "friend" in Spanish'

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updated JUN 15, 2008
posted by Bulzye

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Exactly, motley! hehe...

updated JUN 15, 2008
posted by gitte-danésa
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Thank you for your help, Heidita. My apologies for not getting back to you sooner. I will print your suggestions and I will use them as a "cheat sheet" for future reference. I hope to speak with you soon.

P.S. I'm trying to change my name to "Bulzye" (bulls-eye), my nickname, since there's another "Mark" signed in on this site.

Peace and Love,
Mark

updated JUN 9, 2008
posted by Bulzye
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gitte-danésa
And wasn't it Leif Ericsson that discovered America, not Christopher Columbus?
He just didn't hang around very long and didn't get the credit..

A casino is definitely NOT your friend.

updated JUN 9, 2008
posted by motley
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English, a so-called Germanic language, has so many words from Latin (and even Greek), that makes you wonder sometimes where is the Germanic in this language.

The basic skeleton of English is much more Germanic than Latin (and especially more so than Greek). As I'm sure you know, what happened is that Latin was laid over a basically Germanic language when the Romans settled in Britain, and then again when the Normans conquered England in 1066. For several hundred years after that, Norman French was the official court language of England, and the English kings didn't even speak English (the version of it that existed at that time).

This has resulted in a bastard language, but one that is rich in variety. Because of the language's history (the Norman invasion), there are countless synonym pairs in English in which the Germanic (Saxon) word is more colloquial, and the French/Latin word is more refined or scholarly. A few of examples of these are folk (Germanic) and people (Norman), freedom and liberty, cat and feline, and long and extended.

updated JUN 9, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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Hi Mark - I live in Europe, so it was REALLY late!

In the menu - click on 'My Page' = your profile. You can attach a photo there, and you also have a mail box and a comment box for the more personal conversations.
See you around!

updated JUN 9, 2008
posted by gitte-danésa
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Hi Mark, first, please post the word in the title the next time.

If you should ever look for a word, look in the "bible" (RAE)

casino.

(Del it. casino, casa de campo).

  1. m. club (? sociedad de recreo).

  2. m. Asociación análoga, formada por los adeptos de un partido político o por hombres de una misma clase o condición. Casino liberal. Casino agrícola. Casino militar.

  3. m. Edificio en que esta sociedad se reúne.

  4. m. Local donde, mediante pago, puede asistirse a espectáculos, conciertos, bailes y otras diversiones. Es propio de playas, balnearios, etc., y generalmente está destinado a la práctica de juegos de azar.

  5. m. desus. Casa de recreo, situada por lo común fuera de poblado.

  6. m. desus. Sociedad de hombres que se juntan en una casa, aderezada a sus expensas, para conversar, leer, jugar y otros esparcimientos, y en la que se entra mediante presentación y pago de una cuota de ingreso y otra mensual.

Ah, and the reply to this system, only has 4 or 5 replies possible, then you can always use the "big" reply again and the conversation will go on.

Have fun!

updated JUN 9, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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casino is the place where you go to gamble and play poker.

another way to say it

"compadre" = buddy

updated JUN 9, 2008
posted by pisacaballo
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Howdy Amigas,

Haven't heard from you in a while, so I'm assuming you're done with this conversation. Be well, and maybe we'll meet again someday.

Your Lil' Amigo,
Mark

updated JUN 9, 2008
posted by Bulzye
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hmmm... No more "Reply to This" option under your replies. So I'll just use this to reply. How did you get your pretty lil' picture attached to your replies? And I noticed that you signed off one time as :-p. What does that mean'

updated JUN 8, 2008
posted by Bulzye
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I see there's no "reply to this" option - I don't know why'

updated JUN 8, 2008
posted by gitte-danésa
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Hi Ms. Gitte,

Your a genius!! El Cansino is must have been what they said. I didn't see a "Reply to This" option after your reply. Does that mean you're done with this conversation'

updated JUN 8, 2008
posted by Bulzye
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Well, maybe, just maybe - they actually said:
El cansino '?
It means: the weary one

cansino also means: slow, not fast, unhurried, prolonged, lacking life

updated JUN 8, 2008
posted by gitte-danésa
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I don't know. Maybe. Oh well, I wasn't losing any sleep over it. I just thought I'd inquire. No big deal. It was nice and fun speaking with you and you were very nice.

Thx,

Lil' Casino

updated JUN 8, 2008
posted by Bulzye
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Oh, ok - hmmm, odd to call him that...
Maybe someone will stop by and clear that up for us tomorrow

updated JUN 8, 2008
posted by gitte-danésa
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Ooops! This is my first time. They didn't say "Lil' Casino" meant "Lil' Buddy", but when Billy the Kid was escaping during a scene, they cheered for him and called him "Lil' Casino". Hence, I thought they meant "Lil' Friend" or something.

updated JUN 8, 2008
posted by Bulzye