no prizes for guessing

Spanish translation: no te va a ser muy dificíl adivinar....

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English term or phrase:no prizes for guessing
Spanish translation:no te va a ser muy dificíl adivinar....
Entered by: Lia Fail (X)

23:42 Jan 19, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial
English term or phrase: no prizes for guessing
Contexto(British Eng): don't ask for 'either part or full payment', because there are no prizes for guessing what you will get.
Es algo como 'vaya usted a saber qué conseguirá'? Entiendo el sentido literal, pero no sé qué dice en sentido figurado.
sapporo
no te va a ser muy dificíl adivinar cual (de las dos opciones) vas a recibir
Explanation:
don't ask for 'either part or full payment', because there are no prizes for guessing what you will get.


Not sure I can translate this with an equivalent expression, but I can explain it.

The expression implies that the person spoken to knows WHICH of the two options he can expect.

There are no prizes for guessing (correctly) in Spanish would be algo como:

no te va a ser muy dificíl adivinar cual (de las dos opciones) vas a recibir

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Lia Fail (X)
Spain
Local time: 23:37
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Muchísimas gracias, Ailish, por tu gran ayuda.

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Summary of answers provided
naNo trate de adivinar si recibirá un pago parcial o total;
Alba Mora
nano te va a ser muy dificíl adivinar cual (de las dos opciones) vas a recibir
Lia Fail (X)
naEntiendo que no hay que especificar un pago parcial o
Parrot


  

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3 hrs
Entiendo que no hay que especificar un pago parcial o


Explanation:
completo, porque no ganas nada de ello; es decir, que probablemente se trata de un préstamo que el otro ha facilitado y que los intereses se irán acumulando según se devuelva la cantidad (préstamos flexibles, como en el caso de algunas tarjetas de crédito).

Parrot
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6 hrs
no te va a ser muy dificíl adivinar cual (de las dos opciones) vas a recibir


Explanation:
don't ask for 'either part or full payment', because there are no prizes for guessing what you will get.


Not sure I can translate this with an equivalent expression, but I can explain it.

The expression implies that the person spoken to knows WHICH of the two options he can expect.

There are no prizes for guessing (correctly) in Spanish would be algo como:

no te va a ser muy dificíl adivinar cual (de las dos opciones) vas a recibir



Lia Fail (X)
Spain
Local time: 23:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 631
Grading comment
Muchísimas gracias, Ailish, por tu gran ayuda.
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7 hrs
No trate de adivinar si recibirá un pago parcial o total;


Explanation:
no le damos premio por eso...

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Alba Mora
Local time: 18:37
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