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19:18 Nov 2, 2007
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English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Other / Social communication
English term or phrase: plug round holes with square pegs
Discovering the hidden structure of arguments and reasoning can be much more rewarding than trying to plug round holes with square pegs.
Cecilia Palluzzi
Argentina
Local time: 10:05
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Summary of answers provided
5(más productivo que buscar) la cuadratura del círculo
Pablo Grosschmid
5[más fácil que intentar a] meter estacas cuadradas en hoyos [agujeros] redondos
Terry Burgess
4 +1pasar el tiempo en actividades imposibles/inútiles
David Russi
4mucho más fácil que intentar buscar una aguja en un pajar
Maria


  

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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
pasar el tiempo en actividades imposibles/inútiles


Explanation:
Una posible manera de expresarlo en tu contexto

David Russi
United States
Local time: 07:05
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PRO pts in category: 392

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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
[más fácil que intentar a] meter estacas cuadradas en hoyos [agujeros] redondos


Explanation:
HTH:-)

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Note added at 9 mins (2007-11-02 19:27:59 GMT)
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Perdón!
Aunque no fue parte de la respuesta, puse "más fácil" cuando debí poner "más productivo".
:-)

Terry Burgess
Mexico
Local time: 08:05
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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
mucho más fácil que intentar buscar una aguja en un pajar


Explanation:
creo que esta frase plasma el sentido de la oración del original.

Es decir que lo primero resulta más fácil que lo segundo.

Maria
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12 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
(más productivo que buscar) la cuadratura del círculo


Explanation:
sugerencia

Pablo Grosschmid
Spain
Local time: 15:05
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Nov 2, 2007 - Changes made by Terry Burgess:
Language pairSpanish to English » English to Spanish
Nov 2, 2007 - Changes made by Terry Burgess:
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