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He can dish it out but he can't take it.

 

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Old August 13, 2008, 12:46 PM
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He can dish it out but he can't take it.

Does anyone here know how to translate this term to Spanish?
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Old August 13, 2008, 01:22 PM
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I'm not sure, but I believe what is so it.

El puede callarlo haya, pero no puede tomarlo.

I believe what I'm bad, but only I help you.
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Old August 13, 2008, 01:52 PM
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Crotalito,
Gracias. A mi me parece correcto.
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El puede dar/pegar/golpear pero no recibir (golpes)?
I don't fully unbderstand the saying
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Old August 13, 2008, 03:08 PM
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Lo que esbribiste me muestra que entiendes la esencia del dicho.
En inglés decimos dish the dirt que significa puede hablar mal a alguien.
Entonces alguien que puede dish it but can't take it.
es alguien que habla duro pero le da rabia cuando otra persona le habla duro a el/ella..
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the nearest I can think of it's
"Él puede driticar pero no ser criticado" or
"Él puede criticar pero no recibir críticas"
but I don't know if it's a proper idiom.
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Lo puede escupir pero no lo puede tragar.....

Sounds rough, doesn't it?
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Sound veery rough.......
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Yeah.......I like the other options posted better than this one.
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Lo puede escupir pero no lo puede tragar.....

Sounds rough, doesn't it?
Rough?... You innocent .
My grandfather, who fought in the Spanish war, was a self-made man with no formal studies, a really good cabinet-maker, very intelligent (if I may say so myself ), who learnt French without any previous knowledge while in a concentration camp, read widely... AND WAS THE BEST GRAMPS EVER, if a bit too temperamental, used to say when he was young, never in front of us kids, I learnt this from my Mum)
Todos tenemos pelitos en el c*** y no nos los vemos.
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