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Old 21st August 2019, 09:59 AM
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Possibly: "quien no llora, no mama"
I take it that you really mean 'mama' and not 'mamá' .

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Possibly: "quien no llora, no mama"
I take it that you really mean 'mama' and not 'mamá' [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.expatforum.com/expats/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/IMG].
Yes "mama" not "mamá" = milk.

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Possibly: "quien no llora, no mama"
Although I don’t recall having actually heard this being used, this saying does seem to be the closest to the “squeaky wheel getting the grease”. It literally means that the one “who doesn’t cry, won’t be fed” - and more literally “won’t be breastfed”. Not a saying likely to be used NOB, eh?

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Yes "mama" not "mamá" = milk.
mama = breast or "t*t" if you prefer

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Here’s another common saying: “Perro que ladra no muerde”.
“The dog that barks doesn’t bite.” (I wish I could be sure of that with some of the dogs on our street!)

It is about the type of person who is always threatening and complaining, but never actually acts on their threats.

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mamar is also giving a blow job.. you haveto be careful with that verb...NOB or SOB

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Well, I don't see any problem with your comment, you can always contact Donal Trun he does have answer for everything and solution for nothing

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Since I am not blond, blue eye and do not come from Eastern Europe , I am a plain alien up there and rather stay in Mexico and not get mixed up with the ugly politics up there.

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Default "to give birth to" = "dar a luz"

In English a woman may have a child, give birth to a child, or deliver a child (although we often refer to the birth attendant as the one "delivering").

In Spanish the woman can "have" the baby (tener al bebe), but a common phrase to express this, which is such a lovely metaphor, is "dar a luz", literally "give to light" (I think of it as "bringing into the light"). A similar alternative, although less common, is "alumbrar", again referring to "light" or "illuminate".

The term "parir" can also be used, but carefully, because it is commonly used for animals, so if used by the wrong person in the wrong context, in some places it could be considered somewhat rude. I hear it often enough, though, e.g. "Doña Fulana ya parió", but I usually stick to "dar a luz" or the more generic "tener"

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I never hear pariar but I heard Doña Fulana se alivió...
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