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05:18 Jun 13, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: early
i was early to the customs office
Lily Sulli
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Summary of answers provided
na +1Llegué temprano a la aduanaRuth Romero
naYo llegue temprano a la Aduanaclaudi
naPasé temprano por la Aduana
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
naFui temprano a la aduana
Sarah Brenchley


  

Answers


2 mins
Fui temprano a la aduana


Explanation:
Here it is.
Best wishes,
Sarah.

Sarah Brenchley
Local time: 02:09
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 208

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh: Do you GO to the customs to pay them a visit?
1 hr
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52 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Llegué temprano a la aduana


Explanation:
Es algo más idiomático que la respuesta anterior aunque también es correcta.

Ruth Romero
Local time: 02:09
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 57

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agree  NoraBellettieri
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1 hr
Pasé temprano por la Aduana


Explanation:
The correct term in Spanish is PASAR POR LA ADUANA. As you can imagine all we do is PASAR POR, for nobody goes to the customs to stay there, but only to have your luggage checked.

The correct expression in Spanish ( never mind Spanish from "where") is PASAR POR LA ADUANA, which means more or less = GO THROUGH CUSTOMS.

Regards,

BD


    Spanish is my mother tongue + experience
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 18:09
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 743

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
bea0: No es esa la idea. Sino que era temprano para ...
10 hrs
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8 hrs
Yo llegue temprano a la Aduana


Explanation:
You can also say:
Yo llegue muy temprano a la aduana.
Well hope it works, Bye :)


claudi

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
bea0: YO no es necesario.
3 hrs

Sarah Brenchley: accents?
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