Listening to a Spanish radio station this morning, they were counting up the top 10 songs. With at least several of them, they would say, "de la fila" such as: "...Numero cinco, de la fila"

Google translate says this means "row". I was thinking, by the context, it corresponded to "with a bullet" or "moving up this week" something like that. Am I right?

  • in ur column or row, u have the 5th position in the cue, yep?
    – Drewico
    Jul 30, 2015 at 15:25
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    I have no idea what you're talking about. Jul 31, 2015 at 17:12
  • ¿Estás seguro que no han dicho "el último de la fila"?
    – user12257
    Mar 22, 2016 at 19:38
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    The accepted answer is correct on this context but FYI another meaning for "fila" is queue like when you go to the bank and have to stand in queue. This in Spanish would be "hacer la fila en el banco".
    – DGaleano
    Mar 22, 2016 at 20:46

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I would say that de la fila means "of the list" (i.e. the top 10), although the normal thing would have been de la lista, at least in Spain.

  • That makes sense; that was the context. Jul 30, 2015 at 15:45
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    I would more say that file corresponds to the "line/queue", than to a "list". It implies somehow "order" or "sorting" in the expression
    – frandevel
    Jul 31, 2015 at 9:26

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