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21:26 Nov 3, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Spanish term or phrase: ponerse en campaña
Esta frase aparece en la novela "El entenado" de Juan Jose Saer. La frase completa dice: "...Me puse en campaña para embarcarme como grumete..."
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1get down to
Martin Harvey
4 +1set about ...
Robin Levey
4I vowed to...
Edward Tully
4I was determined to/planned a way to
Lydia De Jorge
3made up my mind to
Andrew Vdovin


Discussion entries: 4





  

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28 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
get down to


Explanation:
get down to setting out to sea as cabin boy

Martin Harvey
Argentina
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 28

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Maria523
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30 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
set about ...


Explanation:
I set about getting myself hired as a cabin-boy.

ponerse en campaña --> set things in motion, set about doing something, get the show on the road, etc.

Robin Levey
Chile
Local time: 07:03
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxB Sweeney: this question is definitely a repeat, and i have a feeling i went for this answer then too...
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
I was determined to/planned a way to


Explanation:
sugg

Lydia De Jorge
United States
Local time: 06:03
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 133
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17 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
I vowed to...


Explanation:
!

Edward Tully
Local time: 12:03
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 148
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115 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
made up my mind to


Explanation:
was going to
was about to

Andrew Vdovin
Local time: 17:03
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
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PRO (4): Michael Powers (PhD), Marsha Way, Maria, Martin Harvey


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Changes made by editors
Nov 3, 2007 - Changes made by Maria:
LevelNon-PRO » PRO


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