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Spanish translation: Al menos subordinado se le hace mas caso

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08:48 Jun 23, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: the squeaky wheel gets the grease
I am looking for a Spanish expression that gets this idea. This expression, in English, is used in the context of a student complaining that "the unruly student gets the most attention".
Thanks for your cooperation,

Luis
luis latoja
Spanish translation:Al menos subordinado se le hace mas caso
Explanation:
I hope this helps.
Magdalena, Mexico
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Magdalena Smoot
Grading comment
Thanks to all who replied so promptly. I know all of the answers were right, but I chose this one since it seems to be more in accord with the context and does not sound "to" informal.
Luis
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Summary of answers provided
nael que tiene más saliva, traga más pinoledania
naQue te parece...Leonardo Lamarche
naAl menos subordinado se le hace mas casoMagdalena Smoot
nael que no llora no mamaemcall
naVer abajo
Carmen Hernaiz


  

Answers


3 mins
Ver abajo


Explanation:
En España, a los estudiantes que consiguen más atención de sus profesores, se los suele llamar "enchufados".
No hay una expresión en especial como frase. Simplemente la palabra. Podrías decir "el enchufado se lleva los laureles".
Suerte.

Carmen Hernaiz
Spain
Local time: 19:13
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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26 mins
el que no llora no mama


Explanation:
This is a regionalism used in the Rio de la Plata (Argentina and Uruguay). It may not be appropriate in other places, so be very careful.

emcall
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1 hr
Al menos subordinado se le hace mas caso


Explanation:
I hope this helps.
Magdalena, Mexico

Magdalena Smoot
PRO pts in pair: 28
Grading comment
Thanks to all who replied so promptly. I know all of the answers were right, but I chose this one since it seems to be more in accord with the context and does not sound "to" informal.
Luis
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6 hrs
Que te parece...


Explanation:
El niño chillón es el mas mimado

Leonardo Lamarche
Local time: 14:13
PRO pts in pair: 591
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8 hrs
el que tiene más saliva, traga más pinole


Explanation:
En México también se dice "el que no chilla, no mama". No creo que ninguna de estas expresiones pueda usarse de manera formal.. Podrías decir "el niño molón se lleva la atención"...suerte

dania
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