commit to anything less than a consuming passion.

Spanish translation: por qué alguien dedicaría toda su energía... a menos

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English term or phrase:commit to anything less than a consuming passion.
Spanish translation:por qué alguien dedicaría toda su energía... a menos

21:15 Sep 17, 2011
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English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing - Tourism & Travel
English term or phrase: commit to anything less than a consuming passion.
El contexto:

”Entrepreneurs are in love with their ideas, and they should be. After
all, why would anyone commit their energy, life savings, and no small
part of their sanity to anything less than a consuming passion.
Because entrepreneurs are passionate about their idea, product, or
service, they innocently assume other people will feel the same.
Here’s the bad news – it just doesn’t work that way!”

Gracias!
Carolina Barrenechea
Local time: 13:28
por qué alguien dedicaría toda su energía... a menos
Explanation:
... que sintiera por ese proyecto/idea/negocio una infinita pasión.
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teju
Local time: 11:28
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1por qué alguien dedicaría toda su energía... a menos
teju
4 +1¿(quién) consagra su energía...si no es por una pasión avasallante?
Pablo Julián Davis
4se comprometería a nada que no se equipare a/no esté a la altura de/ una pasión avasalladora
Luis Rey Ballesteros (Luiroi)
4apostar por algo que no fuera la pasión de su vida
Cecilia Gowar
3Quién volcaría su esfuerzo...en algo que no le apasionara profundamente?
anademahomar


  

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por qué alguien dedicaría toda su energía... a menos


Explanation:
... que sintiera por ese proyecto/idea/negocio una infinita pasión.

teju
Local time: 11:28
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Claudia Luque Bedregal
7 hrs
  -> Muchas gracias Claudia - teju :)
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se comprometería a nada que no se equipare a/no esté a la altura de/ una pasión avasalladora


Explanation:
Creo que el contexto permite una opción como ésta.

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Luis Rey Ballesteros (Luiroi)
Local time: 12:28
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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commit their energy... to anything less than a consuming passion?
¿(quién) consagra su energía...si no es por una pasión avasallante?


Explanation:
Creo que aquí corresponde cambiar la construcción, y es lo que intenté.

"Durante 38 años, consagra su vida a miles .... No hagas nada, ni la acción más insignificante, si no es por amor. Cuando tengas ..." (http://gustavomauelrivas.blogspot.com)

"Si no es por ellos, Dios sabe lo que habría sucedido en Barcelona. ..... consagra su vida, su capital y su trabajo á las rudas faenas del cultivo. ..." (http://www.bibliotecavirtualmadrid.org/i18n/catalogo_imagene...

Example sentence(s):
  • Al final de cuentas, ¿quién consagra su energía, sus ahorros de vida y, en cierta medida, hasta su cordura, si no es por una pasión avasallante?
Pablo Julián Davis
Local time: 12:28
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 7

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  isabel murillo: lo de consagrar la energía siempre me ha gustado... es lo que hacemos los traductores, ¿no?
3 hrs
  -> y mejor consagrar que desperdiciar...! gracias Isabel- Pablo Julián
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apostar por algo que no fuera la pasión de su vida


Explanation:
¿por qué habría alguien de apostar sus energías, ahorros y buena parte de su cordura por algo que no fuera la pasión de su vida?

Cecilia Gowar
United Kingdom
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 94
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1 day 7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Quién volcaría su esfuerzo...en algo que no le apasionara profundamente?


Explanation:
Mi opción...

anademahomar
Honduras
Local time: 12:28
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 14
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