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20:52 Oct 24, 2007
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Other
English term or phrase: puts together a posse to do the legwork
With Carrie looked after, James puts together a posse to do the legwork he can't do
xxxmarceladiaz
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1integró un pelotón/grupo numeroso para que buscara/consiguiera [la información] a pie.
Maria Diehn
4organizó un pequeño ejército para hacer el trabajo/las diligencias
Lydia De Jorge
4reunió un grupo numeroso para llevar cabo la misión (ver abajo fragmento completo)
Sebastián Castillo Thomas
3reune a un grupo numeroso para hacer el trabajo sencillo
hugocar


  

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45 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
reune a un grupo numeroso para hacer el trabajo sencillo


Explanation:
Creo que es una opción válida.

hugocar
Local time: 14:41
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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42 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
reunió un grupo numeroso para llevar cabo la misión (ver abajo fragmento completo)


Explanation:
With Carrie looked after, James puts together a posse to do the legwork he can't do

Con Carrie bajo cuidado/en observación, James reunió un grupo numeroso/destacamento para llevar cabo el trámite/la misión

las posibilidades que se me ocurren :)

saludos!

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Note added at 48 minutos (2007-10-24 21:40:55 GMT)
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pa'l final:

"que él no puede realizar" :P

Sebastián Castillo Thomas
Argentina
Local time: 15:41
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
organizó un pequeño ejército para hacer el trabajo/las diligencias


Explanation:
sugg

Lydia De Jorge
United States
Local time: 14:41
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 276
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3 days21 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
integró un pelotón/grupo numeroso para que buscara/consiguiera [la información] a pie.


Explanation:
Así lo traduciría, así lo entiendo.
Usaría "pelotón".
"posse" = pelotón, grupo numeroso, group of persons deputized by the sheriff to help in law enforcement; a search party.
Legwork: A task as collecting information, that involves walking o traveling around.

En Colombia a quienes hacen tareas que implican llevar o traer papeles o mensajes, como loas jóvenes auxiliares en las oficinas de abogados, los llaman "patinadores". Este es un dato a propósito de esta traducción, pero no para usarlo en ella.

Riverside's Webster's II

Maria Diehn
United States
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 16

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marian Martin
76 days
  -> Gracias, m_martin.
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