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To take with a pinch of salt

Spanish translation: See below

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08:11 Aug 10, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: To take with a pinch of salt
Please translate this for me, thanks.
Paul Labour
Spanish translation:See below
Explanation:
I would say that the translation to this is


Acoger con reserva
Selected response from:

abrir
Grading comment
I have just seen your suggestion in the Collins Dictionary so I will go with yours. thank you.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nasee below
Gonzalo Tutusaus
naacoger con reserva o escepticismoxxxdee2020
naCreer algo con reservas.Brent Turnipseed
natomar algo con pinzas o no creer algo al pie de la letraCarolina Ramirez
naTomar con una pizca de sal
Carmen Hernaiz
naSee belowabrir


  

Answers


1 min
See below


Explanation:
I would say that the translation to this is


Acoger con reserva

abrir
PRO pts in pair: 8
Grading comment
I have just seen your suggestion in the Collins Dictionary so I will go with yours. thank you.
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1 min
Tomar con una pizca de sal


Explanation:
This is the usual way to refer to "pinch of salt"
Mostly for recipes.
Good luck!

Carmen Hernaiz
Spain
Local time: 07:43
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 765

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two2tango

abrir
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7 mins
tomar algo con pinzas o no creer algo al pie de la letra


Explanation:
Esto se usa en el Cono Sur (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay y Uruguay).

Ex.in Oxford Dict.

I should take anything he says with a pinch of salt.

=no se puede creer lo que él dice al pie de la letra
=todo lo que él diga hay que tomarlo con pinzas

Espero que ayude.




    Oxford Spanish/English Dictionary
Carolina Ramirez
Canada
Local time: 01:43
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 11
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10 mins
Creer algo con reservas.


Explanation:
I have heard this version used over and over. Also, you can find this definition on the web site listed below.


    Reference: http://www.foreignword.com
Brent Turnipseed
PRO pts in pair: 6
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10 mins
see below


Explanation:
El diccionario Oxford ofrece dos posibles traducciones para la expresión "to take sth with a pinch of salt":

"no creerse algo al pie de la letra"
"tomar algo con pinzas"

Yo me inclino más por la primera solución.

Un saludo.

Gonzalo Tutusaus
Netherlands
Local time: 07:43
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 2176

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abrir
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1 day 1 hr
acoger con reserva o escepticismo


Explanation:
Emplearía esa traducción si es un modismo. Ahora bien, estoy de acuerdo que si se trata de una receta entonces sería una pizca de sal.


    Diccionario de modismos ingleses y norteamericanos. Torrents dels Prats
xxxdee2020
PRO pts in pair: 4
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