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Old April 30, 2008, 03:19 PM
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no es para...

no es para tanto
no es para ponerse asi
no es para desanimarte

These phrases do not translate directly to English. They seem to act as a defusing agent. They are passive.
No es para tanto = it's no big deal (I think it does anyway)
No es para ponerse asi=Does it mean, it's not my intention to make you feel that way?
I suppose they can be used ironically as well.

Does it appear as if I understand these phrases correctly?
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Old May 01, 2008, 02:38 AM
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You understand No es para tanto. No es para ponerse así means more or less: keep your hair on, it not so terrible!. But as far as I know they are not passive sentences.
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Old May 02, 2008, 12:13 AM
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no es para tanto.
no es para ponerse asi.
It's not that big of a deal.
It's not something you should get all worked up about.
It's not something you should worry about.
There's no reason to get uptight about it.
etc... etc..

no es para desanimarte.
It's not something you should get down about.
I'm not trying to get you down.
Cheer up.
I'm not trying to discourage you.
Don't be discouraged about it.
It's not something you should be discouraged by.
etc.
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Old May 02, 2008, 05:46 AM
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Sí es para tanto. Me ayudaron.
Gracias

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PD: Keep you hair on es muy británico. En este lado del estanque decimos it's not worth getting hot under the collar for

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keep your shirt on = don't go flyin' off the hook
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Las tres frases que propone Poli encajan muy bien para consolar a alguien, tal y como habéis explicado. Por ejemplo:

-Me he roto una uña.
-Bueno, ya te crecerá, no es para tanto.
-Ya, pero es que no podré hacerte cosquillas.
-Bueno, no te preocupes, ya me las hago yo solito, no es para ponerse así.
-¿Tú solito? Pero si no sabes ni abrocharte la camisa.
-Caramba, no seas tan negativa, que no es para desanimarse: me pondré camisetas hasta que te recuperes.
-Buahhh.
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Gracias para explicar los usos de no es para... en un modo tan gracioso.
Ahora entiendo.¡ Pasé tantos años hablar español sin entender el uso,
aparentamente sencillo, de no es para.. !

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Gracias para explicar los usos de no es para... en un modo tan gracioso.
Ahora entiendo.¡ Pasé tantos años hablar español sin entender el uso,
aparentamente sencillo, de no es para.. !
Un par de correcciones pequeñas:

Gracias por hacer x de un modo gracioso. (also: de una forma/manera graciosa)
Pasé tantos años hablando español ...
... aparentemente ...

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Old May 06, 2008, 08:52 PM
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Gracias David. Son las palabras pequeñas (en, a, de, que) que me tropiezan.

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