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06:34 Feb 12, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general) / Sales
Spanish term or phrase: larga cambiada
Existen maneras de gestionar esta "larga cambiada". Debemos desarrollar unas respuestas automáticas que, en el momento que escuchemos "quiero pensármelo un poco", se pongan en acción.

En un texto sobre formación de vededores, hablan de cómo contestar la frase "me lo quiero pensar" de los clientes. Lo que encuentro es que "larga cambiada" es un término taurino, pero aquí está utilizado metafóricamente. No capto bien lo que quiere decir.
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5 +1sidestep/dodgetom_michell
4putting off/waiting till the cows come home
patricia scott
4Ping-Pong or subtle exchange
Thais Maria Lips
3see explanationMargaBBB


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Ping-Pong or subtle exchange


Explanation:
“Maneras de gestionar esta "larga cambiada" meaning: ways of asnswering properly.

They want the sellers to respond to the “I will think about”, with a prompt good and fast answer, exchanging (cambiada) words with the customer, in a firm, complete, greaceful and subtle way (larga). I would translate the metaphor as “subtle exchange”, but to “translate culturally” as well, I thought of ping-pong. :-)

The important here is the meaning of the metaphor, and then you will probably find your own equivalent.


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Thais Maria Lips
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see explanation


Explanation:
See link:

I'd reword it a bit, sacrificing the cultural elements, something like:
There are ways of re-directing this put-off. We should develop some automatic responses, to be brought into action as soon as we hear the words 'I'd like to think about it' .




    Reference: http://www.chuckiii.com/Reports/Sports_&_Recreation/Bullfigh...
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putting off/waiting till the cows come home


Explanation:
There must be a way of managing this putting off business.

patricia scott
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sidestep/dodge


Explanation:
This phrase seems to be used metaphorically to talk about when someone is dodging an issue or making excuses. I found a few examples concerning politicians refusing to make a commitment.

So, a good solution would probably be some kind of sporting manoeuvre that also has a metaphorical value, e.g. sidestep.
Oxford Dictionary: sidestep
n verb (sidesteps, sidestepping, sidestepped)
1 avoid by stepping sideways.
2 avoid dealing with or discussing.
n noun an instance of sidestepping


"Y cuando un periodista le ha preguntado de manera explícita si iba a reactivar ese Pacto, ha vuelto a dar una larga cambiada y ha renunciado a mencionarlo, limitándose a señalar que tratará de profundizar el consenso con "todas las fuerzas políticas". Lo que no excluye, mucho me temo, a Batasuna."
http://www.libertaddigital.com/bitacora/enigmas11m/comentari...

"Casado se quejó que desde la Junta de Extremadura, con muchos de sus representantes presentes en la reunión, «no se pusieran peros a este nuevo aplazamiento del futuro de los extremeños». Casado indicó en que lo que ha hecho el gobierno de Zapatero es «dar una larga cambiada» a Extremadura y, con buenas palabras, «ha venido a decir que todavía no es el momento de esta región». Para el portavoz popular, la reunión fue «decepcionante» tanto por el aplazamiento «de nuestras expectativas» por parte del gobierno socialista de Zapatero como por la actitud sumisa del vicepresidente Sánchez Amor y de los consejeros extremeños."
http://www.hoy.es/pg060303/prensa/noticias/Regional/200603/0...

"Ayer tarde viendo el programa de ETB2, Pasalo, un chico, que parecia evidentemente de Batasuna, daba una larga cambiada al atentado de Barajas con los sisuientes argumentos:
1- Hay una mayoria del Pueblo Vasco que vota independencia
2- Aqui hay un conflico politico de raiz muy vieja
3- Hay que llegar la la raiz de ese conflicto para solucionarlo
4- Solo se solucionara cuando el Pueblo Vasco ejerza su derecho de autodeterminacion"
http://www.lokarri.org/es/participa/en-los-foros/viewtopic.p...

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