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It is as easy as falling off a log

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08:18 Aug 10, 2000
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: It is as easy as falling off a log
Please translate this for me. Would it be possible to translate this as it is?
Please let me know. Many thanks.

Muito Obrigado
claudio
Spanish translation:See below
Explanation:
No you can't translate this just like that.

The answer is

Mas facil que beber un vaso de agua.

I am sure that there are other possibilities.

Good Luck.
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naSee below
Baruch Avidar
naSee belowYolizma Zayas
naEs un juego de niños
two2tango
naPan comido
Elinor Thomas
naser pan comido/ser coser y cantarCarolina Ramirez
naSee below
Gonzalo Tutusaus
naSee belowabrir


  

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2 mins
See below


Explanation:
No you can't translate this just like that.

The answer is

Mas facil que beber un vaso de agua.

I am sure that there are other possibilities.

Good Luck.

abrir
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taniades
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4 mins
ser pan comido/ser coser y cantar


Explanation:
I would not translate literally. Here is what I found in the Oxford Spanish Dictionary. I like the first one better.

Good Luck


    Oxford Spanish/English Dictionary
Carolina Ramirez
Canada
Local time: 06:35
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 11

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Carmen Hernaiz
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6 mins
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Explanation:
El dicccionario Oxford traduce esta expresión como: "ser pan comido", o "ser coser y cantar".

Ambas frases se utilizan a menudo en España, significando que algo es muy fácil.

Un saludo.

Gonzalo Tutusaus
Netherlands
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10 mins
Pan comido


Explanation:
En Argentina se dice:

Esto es pan comido.

No se dice: es tan fácil como pan comido.

Suerte! :)

Elinor Thomas
Local time: 08:35
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1 hr
Es un juego de niños


Explanation:
Referencia: Voice Of America
As easy as falling off a log

Some expressions are easy to understand. The words create a picture in your mind.
'As easy as falling off a log' is one such expression. It describes a job that does not take much effort, the simplest thing possible. If you ever tried to walk on a fallen tree log you understand what the expression means. It is easier to fall off the log than to stay on it.
The expression is often used today. For example, you might hear a student say to her friend that her spelling test was as easy as falling off a log.



two2tango
Argentina
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2 hrs
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Explanation:
In addition to the others all of the cute, I heard in Argentina:

"Papita para el loro"

Good luck!

Baruch Avidar
Israel
Local time: 13:35
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14 hrs
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Explanation:
En México decimos "Tan fácil como quitarle un pelo a un gato"


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