pis pas

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Qué significa esta frase:

Verás como en un pis pas más y más personas van a llegar

La parte difícil es el 'pis pas? lo demás es sencillo.

GDA

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updated JUL 22, 2008
posted by Nate

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The time it takes to say ah...how very fitting!

updated JUL 22, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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Interesting that it's pronounced /jeidita/, which I take to mean that the /jei/ rhymes with day in English, because in English Heidi is pronounced to sound like high-D. This is because that is how "hei" is pronounced in German (as in Heil Hitler), from which the name comes.

Incidentally, "en un pis-pas" in Japanese is "A to iu ma ni," which literally means "the time it takes to say ah." I love expressions such as this. In this case, the English is boring by comparison to the Spanish and Japanese.

updated JUL 22, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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oh, same expression...my English is great!! jeje

look, as ususal you were right, and for Nate too, another expression is this one:

*pispás.

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  1. loc. adv. coloq.* en un santiamén
updated JUL 22, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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Gracias por sus respuestas tan rápidas (pero si James ganó). ¿Es esta frase conocida por muchas diferentes regiones o solo en algunas'

updated JUL 22, 2008
posted by Nate
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In Spain /jeidita/, the j like in the Spanish: jota

This happens frequently if the word is foreign. the h is pronounced like a j (jota)

updated JUL 22, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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Ha, beat you by six seconds! hehe

BTW, Heidita, I've been wanting to ask you something. How is your nickname pronounced? As in English (jai-di-ta), or as in Spanish (ey-di-ta)

updated JUL 22, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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En un pis pas: in no time at all....

Welcome to the forum!

updated JUL 22, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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It serves as an adverb, and means "in no time at all." I think I've seen it written as pispás as well.

updated JUL 22, 2008
posted by 00bacfba