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Put your money where your mouth is

Spanish translation: Del dicho al hecho hay mucho trecho

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English term or phrase:Put your money where your mouth is
Spanish translation:Del dicho al hecho hay mucho trecho
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19:31 Jan 16, 2001
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: Put your money where your mouth is
Any suggestions for an equivalent phrase?
(No literal translations, please)

Thank you!
Gabriela Hussong
United States
Local time: 08:57
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Explanation:
"Put your money where your mouth is." With the sense of prompting someone to demonstrate with facts what she/he says, there are several equivalents in Spanish:

"Del dicho al hecho hay mucho trecho."
(Between what someone says and what someone does there is a big gap)

"Más rápido cae un hablador que un cojo." (Is easier for a blabber mouth to stumble than for a crippled)

"Del plato a la boca se cae la sopa."
(The soup can be dropped from the plate to the mouth)

"De lengua me como un plato."
(I can eat a "tongue" plate)

Espero que le sean de utilidad.
Saludos de OSO ¶:^)
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xxxOso
Grading comment
"Del dicho al hecho hay mucho trecho" worked fine within my context.
Thank you!

4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Explanation:
[Just a shot]: To invest into something that suits your tastes, inclinations.
Luck!


Ivan Sanchez
Local time: 11:57
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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3 hrs
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Explanation:
"Put your money where your mouth is." With the sense of prompting someone to demonstrate with facts what she/he says, there are several equivalents in Spanish:

"Del dicho al hecho hay mucho trecho."
(Between what someone says and what someone does there is a big gap)

"Más rápido cae un hablador que un cojo." (Is easier for a blabber mouth to stumble than for a crippled)

"Del plato a la boca se cae la sopa."
(The soup can be dropped from the plate to the mouth)

"De lengua me como un plato."
(I can eat a "tongue" plate)

Espero que le sean de utilidad.
Saludos de OSO ¶:^)


xxxOso
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 136
Grading comment
"Del dicho al hecho hay mucho trecho" worked fine within my context.
Thank you!

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David Meléndez Tormen
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7 hrs
obrar de acuerdo a sus opiniones


Explanation:
This is the translation given by the Oxford SUPERLEX.
Good luck.


Sarah Brenchley
Local time: 17:57
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Jun 26, 2011 - Changes made by Michael Powers (PhD):
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