Song-title in Cuban Spanish

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Mar 24 21:43:20 UTC 2012

Orquesta Aragon: "_Te_ comiste el mango"

"You ate _you_ the mango"?

Google Translate has:

"You ate the mango,"

a standard translation.

I'm not sufficiently knowledgeable in Spanish to know whether this is
a true parallel to the English construction. But, WTF?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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