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3 months ago

Barbara R. Cochran, MFA  See profile asked this question:

Language pair:

Spanish > English

Subject:

General

Level of diffculty:

Easy / medium

Word or term in question:

no soy madera de

Context:

En este momento, estoy prácticamente elegido. Ya no trendrán motivos de decir que no soy político, y por lo tanto, tampoco pueden decir que no soy madera de Ministro.

 

 

The answer of Vicki Santamaria  See profile was rated best

“that I’m not minister material.”

My comment:

“Madera” is a colloquial way of saying “talento o disposición para hacer algo.” That’s according to the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española.