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21:22 Sep 7, 2008
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
English term or phrase: herding cats
AND ENGLISH IDIOM/ANALOGY FOR TRYING TO KEEP THINGS OR PEOPLE ON THE SAME PAGE
BBrooks
Local time: 22:36


Summary of answers provided
5 +1poner orden en una jaula de grillos
Beatriz Ramírez de Haro
4juntándolos al mismo tema
Richard C. Baca, MIM
3como arreando gatos
Stella Lamarque
3pasar un camello por el ojo de una aguja
Bárbara Oliver


Discussion entries: 3





  

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19 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
poner orden en una jaula de grillos


Explanation:
:)

Beatriz Ramírez de Haro
Spain
Local time: 06:36
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 228

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agree  kidinerea
13 hrs
  -> Thanks, kidinerea - Bea
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26 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
pasar un camello por el ojo de una aguja


Explanation:
Pues, si se trata de un imposible...

Bárbara Oliver
Local time: 05:36
Works in field
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in category: 8
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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
juntándolos al mismo tema


Explanation:
Could also be "convenciéndolos al mismo tema".

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Note added at 1 hr (2008-09-07 22:28:58 GMT)
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Como dice Henry, es imposible juntar un grupo de gatos, así que aquí creo que están tratando de obtener un consenso sobre un tema. ¡Tan difícil es como juntar un grupo de gatos!

Richard C. Baca, MIM
Mexico
Local time: 22:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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20 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
como arreando gatos


Explanation:
sería una metáfora comprensible que respeta la figura origina

Stella Lamarque
Uruguay
Local time: 02:36
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 4
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Sep 7, 2008 - Changes made by GoodWords:
Term askedHERDING CATS » herding cats


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