buena ?

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  1. 15_ounce

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    I kept hearing Lopez saying something like 'gewena' or gwena when his opponent hit a good winning shot, or even when he himself hit a ball long...

    I don't know Spanish. Does he actually say 'buena' / good ?

    He also said 'ole' .. what does 'ole' mean?
     
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  2. blackfrido

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    yes, you are right about BUENA=good.
    When his opponent was hitting a winner is like giving thumbs up, on his own mistakes he's probably been sarcastic!
    Regarding to OLE we should consider under which conditions he said that. I haven't seen the match.
     
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  3. 15_ounce

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    Thanks for the answers.

    Feli said 'Ole !' when his opponent hit a beautiful passing shot winner. So, what does Ole mean? Yeah? or Wow?
     
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  4. batz

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    I thinks it's essentially Spanish for 'bravo'.
     
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  5. Underhand

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    On the other hand I saw Verdasco saying 'puta'.
     
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  6. batz

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    That's not English for bravo.
     
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  7. blackfrido

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    that expression is used in a bullfight = corrida de toros, when the "Torero" avoids to be attacked by the bull. In that moment the crowd says Oleeee
     
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  8. blackfrido

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    literally translated means "bit.." but in english we'll probably use the word "fuc.."
     
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    isn't puta more like wh*** ?

    and your description of olé could not be more accurate :)
     
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    that's correct in that case "puta" was the equivalent to saying fu*** even though it doesn't literally have the same meaning as f***.
    The "Buena" was obviously said in a sarcastic way and is more like "good one (dumbass)".
    One of the many times Lopez was talking to himself he also said (after missing an easy put away): "tha's why you are going to lose, 50 times you have missed a shot like that one".
    Lopez really played like crap I never liked his style but yesterday he just sucked IMO.
    Didn't really liked that Tomic kid either he seemed really full of himself and wasn't impressive at all can't wait for Nadal to kick his ass....good someone new to rot against :) it just makes the matchs more interesting :)
     
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    In that case he most probably said buena to acknowledge the opponent. Translate it as "good one".
     
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  12. vive le beau jeu !

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    you can learn a lot of vocabulary listening to fernando...
     
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    Yeah, French people love him
     
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  14. meg0529

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    LOL! Rafa was totally rolling with this one against Soderling at Wimbly. It was awesome! <3
     
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  15. blackfrido

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    yes, you are right! . If you say who.. for instance when you miss a ball in english does not mean anything, right?
     
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