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Spanish translation: (figurative - regarding money) faltar dinero

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English term or phrase:come up short
Spanish translation:(figurative - regarding money) faltar dinero
Entered by: Michael Powers (PhD)
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01:12 Jul 5, 2007
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: came up short
¿Me podéis ayudar a traducir esta frase, o corregirme si la mía es incorrecta?:

"How'd you like it if your paycheck came up short and the Company's excuse was that it was close enough?"

¿Qué te parecería si te pagaran tarde y la excusa de la empresa fuera que la fecha estaba encima / era muy apurada?

Gracias mil
Teresa Moreno
Spain
Local time: 23:59
faltaba dinero
Explanation:
Es lo que quiere decir. Por ejemplo, si el cheque debe ser $500, y sólo es $475, le falta dinero. Es es lo que quiere decir "come up short" en este contexto.

Mike :)

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Note added at 4 days (2007-07-09 03:06:37 GMT) Post-grading
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No hay de qué, Teresa - Mike :)
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Michael Powers (PhD)
United States
Local time: 17:59
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Gracias Michael por tu explicación y a aceavila - Noni por el comentario pertinente. Y al resto que concordó con Michael...
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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +9
faltaba dinero


Explanation:
Es lo que quiere decir. Por ejemplo, si el cheque debe ser $500, y sólo es $475, le falta dinero. Es es lo que quiere decir "come up short" en este contexto.

Mike :)

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Note added at 4 days (2007-07-09 03:06:37 GMT) Post-grading
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No hay de qué, Teresa - Mike :)

Michael Powers (PhD)
United States
Local time: 17:59
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 207
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Gracias Michael por tu explicación y a aceavila - Noni por el comentario pertinente. Y al resto que concordó con Michael...

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  garci
1 hr
  -> Gracias, garci - Mike :)

agree  Darío Zozaya
1 hr
  -> Gracias, Darío - Mike :)

agree  Henry Hinds: Si, pues nada tiene que ver con el momento sino el monto.
2 hrs
  -> Gracias, Henry - Mike :)

agree  Cándida Artime
2 hrs
  -> Gracias, cándida - Mike :)

agree  Marina Herrera: De acuerdo; esta definición cambia el significado de "close enough" que no tiene nada que ver con tu traducción,
3 hrs
  -> Gracias, Marina - Mike :)

agree  Noni Gilbert
6 hrs
  -> Gracias, aceavila - Noni - Mike :)

agree  Valeria Ines Lagos Terrizzano: Si, estoy de acuerdo, tiene que ver con el monto, no conla fecha.
8 hrs
  -> Gracias, Valeria - Mike :)

agree  Belen Artale
23 hrs
  -> Gracias, Belen - Mike :)

agree  Christian Nielsen-Palacios
23 hrs
  -> Gracias, Christian - Mike :)
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