How to translate "gunslinger"?
Hi! I am translation one of Joel's articules to Portuguese (The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code).
People who pull out guns and shoot without thinking beforehand.
Spanish "pistolero" if that helps.
Is there a Portugeuse word for "cowboy"? That's probably the closest to the spirit of the usage of the word "gunslinger." It's primarily a reference to the rugged individualism of the American Wild West, specifically the disregard for conventional social "rules" that was a part of living in an unsettled land where there weren't any laws yet or a government to enforce them.
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There is a whole different meaning in the context of prison life.
IS El-Mariachi close?
Think of any of the Seven Samurai, or if you prefer The Magnificent Seven, I'm the one that looks like Yul Brynner from the front.
One thing that is missing from the above is that a gunslinger is hired outside muscle.
So a gunslinger is a mercenary in the badlands.
Can I ride shotgun?
The first of Stephen Kings's Dark Tower series was called 'The Gunslinger.'
That Stephen King's book has been translated as "Pistoleiro" (kind of "man with a pistol"), at leans in the Brazilian Portuguese version.
Incidentally, the book was also called "Le Pistolero" in French.
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