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Spanish translation: (Una invitación improvisada para) ir a nadar en la presa

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16:06 Oct 20, 2007
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: go swimming in the quarry
This is the context:
There are moments that define a life. A third strike with the bases loaded. An offhand suggestion to go swimming in the quarry.
Patricia Cabral
Argentina
Local time: 09:21
Spanish translation:(Una invitación improvisada para) ir a nadar en la presa
Explanation:
Es un recordatorio tácito de los muchos peligros inherentes a nadar en las presas, implica correr un riesgo grande, algo así como el mexicanísimo "buscarte tres pies al gato"

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Sergio Durán
Mexico
Local time: 07:21
Grading comment
Muchas gracias por la pronta respuesta.
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(Una invitación improvisada para) ir a nadar en la presa


Explanation:
Es un recordatorio tácito de los muchos peligros inherentes a nadar en las presas, implica correr un riesgo grande, algo así como el mexicanísimo "buscarte tres pies al gato"

Suerte!

Sergio Durán
Mexico
Local time: 07:21
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Muchas gracias por la pronta respuesta.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Aida GarciaPons
5 mins

disagree  Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT: Me temo que no estoy de acuerdo con la traducción de "quarry", que no es otra cosa que una cantera, no una presa. En las canteras abandonadas suele acumularse agua, y de ahí que sea una actividad arriesgada. Por el abandono del lugar.
3 hrs

neutral  Noni Gilbert: If you're taking presa to mean un lago en una cantera, then OK, but I don't understand presa to mean that...
1 day16 hrs
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