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21:07 Jun 16, 2005
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English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
English term or phrase: to separate the wheat from the chaff
Is there an equivalent of this idiom in Spanish?
An example: The exam has to be extremely challenging so that the school can separate the wheat from the chaff.(=easily distinguish those who are really talented)
Local time: 09:03

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5 +3separar la paja del trigo
Cecilia Della Croce



22 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +3
separar la paja del trigo


Cecilia Della Croce
Local time: 05:03
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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agree  mar52: Tal cual.
2 mins
  -> gracias, Mar

agree  xxxOso: Sí, http://www.proz.com/kudoz/965976 ¶:^)
5 mins
  -> gracias, Oso

agree  Margarita Gonzalez: De acuerdo.
30 mins
  -> gracias, Marga
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