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English translation: to make it


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Spanish term or phrase:hacerla
English translation:to make it
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16:00 Jan 31, 2009
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Spanish term or phrase: Hacerla
In Mexico we use the verb "hacerla" meaning to be succesful in life. Could you help me find an equivalent in English for the following context? Thanks

- "Si no la haces, ¿de qué vives?"
- "Así, hacerla es el motor del desplazamiento lingüístico"
Local time: 10:46
to make it

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/Make It Big
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5 +7to make it
4to succeed
Ronald van der Linden



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to make it


http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/Make It Big

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agree  Edward Tully
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agree  Mirtha Grotewold
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agree  Catherine Gilsenan
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agree  Juan Jacob: ¡Ya la hiciste!
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agree  LindseyH
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agree  Francisco Pavez
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agree  Marzia Nicole Bucca
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to succeed

i agree with ¨to make it¨; but another option could be to succeed, which is a little more formal.

If you don´t succeed, what will you live of or how will you live by?

Ronald van der Linden
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