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dupond April 16, 2018 04:27 AM

To burn bridges
 
Hi everyone

How would you say "burn bridges" in Spanish?

I've seen it translated as "quemar puentes" but I'm not sure if that's just a direct translation.


Thanks

Rusty April 16, 2018 05:08 AM

Have a look here.

dupond April 16, 2018 06:28 AM

Could "No quemes las naves" be used in the context of warning someone against severing ties with someone in case you need something from them later?

Or does "Quemar las naves" refer only to deliberately putting yourself in a situation where you must succeed or suffer the consequences? E.g. Having burned its ships, an invading army must now conquer or die.

poli April 16, 2018 02:30 PM

Maybe you would be safer with a non-idiomatic phrase if you think the Spanish phrase wont be universally understood. To offend and break ties with probably translates to romper lasos or maybe ofender y desasociar.

pjt33 April 16, 2018 04:59 PM

poli, romper lazos con z.

dupond April 18, 2018 10:11 PM

Cheers. Thanks


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