Hacer el negocio de la casa y...

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"...puedas hacer el negocio de la casa y puedas compartir con nosotros pronto."

Is anyone familiar with Cuban spanish? I'm thinking this is an idiom because I don't think it makes sense as it is in a personal email.

Thanks.

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updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by karenv

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Rob and Andi, that's why I needed some clarification. I became friends with the family when I first stayed at their CP. I think it must be a Cuban expression... My interpretation is that it means "so you can share in the goings on of the house, share the home with us." Something like that. The family is the "us."

updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by karenv
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I think the "hacer el negocio" is subject to a range of interpretations (deal, clean house'), as is "compartir con nosotros", which surely refers to sharing, and what exactly you're going to share with them is unclear. Sharing could certainly mean sharing information (as it's used on this site) or sharing other things. How well do you know this guy? And where does "nosotros" figure in'

updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by rob-andi
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Gee, I didn't take the word "attend" literally. Maybe he wants me to clean house'? grin

updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by karenv
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Of course, you're a woman! We all know that no man does housework, especially, with an injured arm. Female chauvinists. hehe

karenv said:

Ah, thank you, Heidita. That makes more sense. And, no, it's a man writing. I'm a woman.

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updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by 0074b507
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I'm laughing with you. grin I had shoulder surgery and it is getting much better, thanks. I really appreciate this forum. A few strange things were going through my head when I read that sentence... "We're going to be doing business'''? What kind of business..'''" :D

updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by karenv
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karenv said:

Ah, thank you, Heidita. That makes more sense. And, no, it's a man writing. I'm a woman.


Sorry, I mean, so the letter was directed to you? And your arm is broken?

well, I hope you get better soon, and my translation is the one! jeje

updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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Ah, thank you, Heidita. That makes more sense. And, no, it's a man writing. I'm a woman.

updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by karenv
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karenv said:

samdie, thanks for clearing up "mejore." Can you help with the "hacer el negocio..." part? I know it generally means "to do business" but I don't think it's apropos in this instance.

HI karen, as quentin has already pointed out, and now with the context given.

I hope your arm gets better soon so that you can attend the household and write to us soon.

Are we talking about a woman here'

updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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samdie, thanks for clearing up "mejore." Can you help with the "hacer el negocio..." part? I know it generally means "to do business" but I don't think it's apropos in this instance.

updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by karenv
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karenv said:

It's only a little personal grin Here it is: "Esperamos que tu brazo se mejore para que puedas hacer el negocio de la casa y puedas compartir con nosotros pronto." Don't know why there's an 'e' on "mejor."


subjunctive of "mejorar". (somewhat old fashioned English [also with the subjunctive]) "we hope that your arm should get better/improve so that you can ..." (more colloquially) "... that your arm gets better ..."

updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by samdie
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It's only a little personal grin Here it is: "Esperamos que tu brazo se mejore para que puedas hacer el negocio de la casa y puedas compartir con nosotros pronto." Don't know why there's an 'e' on "mejor."

updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by karenv
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if it's personal maybe they're just referring to the quehaceres o tareas de la casa.

updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by 0074b507
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Can you write the rest of the sentence'

updated SEP 14, 2008
posted by 00494d19