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Why the hell don't you just pick him up?

Spanish translation: ¿Y por qué diablos no lo interrogan?

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English term or phrase:Why the hell don't you just pick him up?
Spanish translation:¿Y por qué diablos no lo interrogan?
Entered by: Terry Burgess
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02:25 Aug 1, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: Why the hell don't you just pick him up?
Conversación entre dos espías.

"But we need specifics. What are the names of the charities? Who administers them? How may are there? Our legal people need something to get them started. This situation is developing very quickly. If Strand dies with this information... Christ."
"Why the hell don't you just pick him up?"
"That was answered in Briefing Mara 101. You were supposed to be our response to that question. You were supposed to be the solution."
Celia Filipetto
¿Y por qué diablos no lo interrogan?
Explanation:
Pick somebody's brain up, pick somebody up: slang para Interrogar a alguién, averiguar que es lo que sabe (en este contexto).
¡Suerte!
De ahí en más, la traducción puede ser y por qué diablos, por qué demonios, por qué mierda (¡oups, perdón!) no lo interrogan, no averiguan lo que sabe?
Espero que te sirva. ¡Suerte!
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Sebastian Pont Verges
Germany
Local time: 23:58
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na +1arrestarDavid Rockell
na¿Y por qué diablos no lo interrogan?
Sebastian Pont Verges


  

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¿Y por qué diablos no lo interrogan?


Explanation:
Pick somebody's brain up, pick somebody up: slang para Interrogar a alguién, averiguar que es lo que sabe (en este contexto).
¡Suerte!
De ahí en más, la traducción puede ser y por qué diablos, por qué demonios, por qué mierda (¡oups, perdón!) no lo interrogan, no averiguan lo que sabe?
Espero que te sirva. ¡Suerte!

Sebastian Pont Verges
Germany
Local time: 23:58
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 27
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50 mins peer agreement (net): +1
arrestar


Explanation:
pick up is cop-speak for arrest or bring in for questioning, however, interogate works okay in this context too.

David Rockell

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