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Lo tienen por tonto

English translation: They take him for an idiot.

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Spanish term or phrase:Lo tienen por tonto
English translation:They take him for an idiot.
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09:46 Oct 7, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
Spanish term or phrase: Lo tienen por tonto
Aparece en un diálogo
Meli Gonzlez
They take him for an idiot.
Explanation:
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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 01:16
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Summary of answers provided
naThey take him for an idiot.
Parrot
naThey think he's stupid.
Sarah Brenchley
naThey think he is silly/simple-mindedStephMary
naThey think he's an idiotxxxPaul Roige
nathey think he's a fool, they think he's an idiot
Patricia Ferreira Larrieux


  

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31 mins
they think he's a fool, they think he's an idiot


Explanation:
tener a alguien por = to think someone is

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Patricia Ferreira Larrieux
Italy
Local time: 01:16
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 4
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1 hr
They think he's an idiot


Explanation:
nothing to report actually :)


    nothing to refer either :)
xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 01:16
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
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2 hrs
They think he is silly/simple-minded


Explanation:
lo tienen suggests that the decision is quite secure about the person being silly or simple minded

StephMary
Local time: 00:16
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20 hrs
They think he's stupid.


Explanation:
Or if you don't know who they are:
Everyone thinks he's stupid.

Sarah Brenchley
Local time: 01:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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1 day 2 hrs
They take him for an idiot.


Explanation:
xxx

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 01:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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