esta cosa se prendió

esta cosa se prendió
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (this thing began to burn)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. this thing caught fire
¿Por qué se fue la luz? - Esta cosa se prendió y hubo un cortocircuito. - ¿La donutera? ¡Pero bueno, si es nueva!Why did the power go out? - This thing caught fire and there was a short circuit. - The donut maker? How come? It's brand new!
2. (this thing started working)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. it turned on
¿Prendieron ustedes la tele? - No, esta cosa se prendió sola. - Qué miedo.Did you turn on the TV? - No, it turned on by itself. - That's spooky.
3. (this thing became effective or popular)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. it caught on
¿Cómo se llama esta música? - Es el reguetón. Esta cosa se prendió hace tres décadas en el Caribe y ahora no hay quien la pare.What do you call this music? - This is reggaeton. It caught on three decades ago in the Caribbean and there's no stopping it.
b. this thing is fire
Cuanto más miro tus fotos, más te extraño. Esta cosa se prendió, cariño. ¿Cuándo puedo volver a verte?The more I see your pictures, the more I miss you. This thing is fire, baby. When can I see you again?
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