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According to an article from the Revista Virtual Universidad Católica del Norte, dedicated to the use of idioms in García Márquez's works, this is related to what the Bible says: that, on Judgment Day, God will put holy men by his right hand. Therefore, the left hand is the place for those who are abandoned by God for eternity. This is not a usual idiom; it ...


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Despite requesting confirmation in the comments, I think I have it figured out. The RAE notes in its entry for izquierda a reference to an expression matrimonio de la mano izquierda in another entry which is as follows: matrimonio. ~ de la mano izquierda 1. (Porque en la ceremonia nupcial el esposo daba a la esposa la mano izquierda). m. El contraído ...


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Ese is a demonstrative adjective (quiero ese libro, I want that book) or a demonstrative pronoun (quiero ese, I want that one). As a pronoun, it's sometimes written with an accent on the stressed syllable: ése. (RAE, see the 1st meaning of ese, esa, eso) Ese can be used to refer to people, and it sometimes has a pejorative connotation (RAE, see the 2nd ...


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Looking at the video you mentioned, and doing some googling, it turns out that ese (which has the gramatically correct meanings mentioned in the other answers) is a Spanglish slang to refer to someone, generally the person you are talking to. There are no academic sources for that, but here's a very plausible explanation: In some places, "ese" ...



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