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When i was in barcelona i kept hearing some of my friends (when they play a match and they get angry, they look for anything to swear at) say: p'tas bambas.
and they said that bambas means shoes. i mentioned that word to many people specially spanish teachers from mexico and they were not familiar with that meaning.
but today the word crossed my mind and i looked it up in the dictionary:

bambas -> plimsolls(zapatillas de deporte) (peninsular SpanishBr), sneakers (United States)

-do all of spanish-speaking people understand this meaning?
-is this meaning understood in all parts of spain or only in barcelona'

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updated ENE 26, 2009
posted by PUNISHER

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Nathaniel said:

oh and by the way i think its ponete not ponte. right?

Ponete would be a correct way to say it in countries that use the voseo So far, we seem to have established that they use "bambas" in northern Spain (where they do not use "el voseo"). Is there anything to suggest that where they do use "el voseo" (a few countries in South America) that they also use/understand "bambas"'

updated ENE 26, 2009
posted by samdie
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PUNISHER said:

oh and by the way i think its ponete not ponte. right?

Ponete would be a correct way to say it in countries that use the voseo

updated ENE 26, 2009
posted by Nathaniel
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i meant ==> they did not understant that meaning (shoes).
beside why do you always talk about food? [url=http://www.sweetim.com/s.asp'im=gen&lpver=3&ref=11" target="_blank][/url]

Heidita said:

PUNISHER said:

jeje it is about shoes, because i used to say that (swear) all the time when i used to play (got it from my friends in barcelona) but i kept getting asked about the meaning of bambas which it was strange for me that native speakers wouldn`t understand a spanish word (that i got from spain) and it kept hanging in my brain.

Nobody said we did not understand the word, but we associated a different item to it.When I hear bambas, i think of bambas de natasmile jeje, delicioussmileBambas are like sandals for me to go to the beach (if at all used and I don't ) , they are too for Francisco from Valencia, i seem to recall.I wonder if the word bambas is used in other Spanish speaking countries too.

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updated ENE 26, 2009
posted by PUNISHER
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DID SHE SAY "AMIGAS EN BARCELONA!" smile

Heidita said:

PUNISHER said:

jeje it is about shoes, because i used to say that (swear) all the time when i used to play (got it from my friends in barcelona) but i kept getting asked about the meaning of bambas which it was strange for me that native speakers wouldn`t understand a spanish word (that i got from spain) and it kept hanging in my brain.

Nobody said we did not understand the word, but we associated a different item to it.When I hear bambas, i think of bambas de natasmile jeje, delicioussmileBambas are like sandals for me to go to the beach (if at all used and I don't ) , they are too for Francisco from Valencia, i seem to recall.I wonder if the word bambas is used in other Spanish speaking countries too.

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updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by Jon-Dunn
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PUNISHER said:

jeje it is about shoes, because i used to say that (swear) all the time when i used to play (got it from my friends in barcelona) but i kept getting asked about the meaning of bambas which it was strange for me that native speakers wouldn`t understand a spanish word (that i got from spain) and it kept hanging in my brain.

Nobody said we did not understand the word, but we associated a different item to it.

When I hear bambas, i think of bambas de natasmile jeje, delicioussmile

Bambas are like sandals for me to go to the beach (if at all used and I don't ) , they are too for Francisco from Valencia, i seem to recall.

I wonder if the word bambas is used in other Spanish speaking countries too.

updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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jeje it is about shoes, because i used to say that (swear) all the time when i used to play (got it from my friends in barcelona) but i kept getting asked about the meaning of bambas which it was strange for me that native speakers wouldn`t understand a spanish word (that i got from spain) and it kept hanging in my brain.
the same as many words that i learned overthere which people from other countries are not familiar with. so im trying to make sure that i have learned words that do exist (at least in some parts of the world).

Mark Baker said:

Here is the Link punni ........[url=http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltConsulta'TIPO_BUS=3&LEMA=bambaer]http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltConsulta'TIPO_BUS=3&LEMA=bambaer[/url]I dont think your saying was about shoes....but about swearing wink wink.

PUNISHER said:

and how is it said in spanish? jeje

Mark Baker said:

In mexico there is a saying 'When you throw away a sandal - you never go and retrieve it'.......so what do they say when the football team wins "bambear!!!!" jejejeje

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updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by PUNISHER
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Here is the Link punni ........[url=http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltConsulta'TIPO_BUS=3&LEMA=bambaer]http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltConsulta'TIPO_BUS=3&LEMA=bambaer[/url]

I dont think your saying was about shoes....but about swearing wink wink.

PUNISHER said:

and how is it said in spanish? jeje

Mark Baker said:

In mexico there is a saying 'When you throw away a sandal - you never go and retrieve it'.......so what do they say when the football team wins "bambear!!!!" jejejeje

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updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by Mark-Baker
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my bad

Valerie said:

I have no idea about the bambas.. but it's "Ponte los zapatos" not ponete smile (pon = familiar command + te)

PUNISHER said:

finaly someone agrees with me [url=http://www.sweetim.com/s.asp'im=gen&lpver=3&ref=11" target="_blank][/url]oh and by the way i think its ponete not ponte. right?

iker said:

As far I know this word "bambas" is used in the North of Spain, too . I have heard it a thousands times before.Put your sneakers on. "Ponte tus (las) bambas".(zapatillas de deporte).

updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by PUNISHER
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I have no idea about the bambas.. but it's "Ponte los zapatos" not ponete smile (pon = familiar command + te)

PUNISHER said:

oh and by the way i think its ponete not ponte. right?

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updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by Valerie
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and how is it said in spanish? jeje

Mark Baker said:

In mexico there is a saying 'When you throw away a sandal - you never go and retrieve it'.......so what do they say when the football team wins "bambear!!!!" jejejeje

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updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by PUNISHER
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finaly someone agrees with me [url=http://www.sweetim.com/s.asp'im=gen&lpver=3&ref=11" target="_blank][/url]

oh and by the way i think its ponete not ponte. right?

iker said:

As far I know this word "bambas" is used in the North of Spain, too . I have heard it a thousands times before.Put your sneakers on. "Ponte tus (las) bambas".(zapatillas de deporte).

updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by PUNISHER
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As far I know this word "bambas" is used in the North of Spain, too . I have heard it a thousands times before.
Put your sneakers on. "Ponte tus (las) bambas".(zapatillas de deporte).

updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by iker
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In mexico there is a saying 'When you throw away a sandal - you never go and retrieve it'.......so what do they say when the football team wins "bambear!!!!" jejejeje

updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by Mark-Baker
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i want to know the answer this year please !! [url=http://www.sweetim.com/s.asp'im=gen&lpver=3&ref=11" target="_blank][/url]

updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by PUNISHER
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