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Old June 13, 2008, 06:41 AM
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keeping tabs on me

No se come traducir esta frase. "To keep tabs on" parece espiar, pero es
un poquito distinto. Ejemplo: The boss is keeping tabs on her. Yesterday,
I saw him checking the drawers in her desk./or The convict is out on parole. The parole officer is keeping tabs on him.
I think the best synonym in English is monitor so that would be vigilar in Spanish. Is there a dicho with the
same meaning in Spanish?
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Old June 13, 2008, 06:53 AM
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controlar??
supervisar??
as saying "seguir de cerca", " te tengo vigilado","te sigo los pasos"
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Old June 13, 2008, 07:00 AM
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No se me ocurre ningún modismo equivalente a to keep tabs on someone. Creo que tus mejores opciones van a ser vigilar y monitorear.
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Coincido con controlar o vigilar.

Otras opciones:
observar detalladamente (muy de cerca)
vigilar con cuidado
no quitar el ojo (no quitarle un ojo de encima)
tener bajo vigilancia
no perder de vista
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Here some examples:

I hope these examples are well.

I'm tabs on the construction of the buildings. And I trying do it my best possible.

I'm tabs on to one girl.

I'm tabs on to a dog, the dog is eating the food of my house.

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Here some examples:

I hope these examples are good.

I'm keeping tabs on the construction of the buildings, and I'm trying do it as best as possible. (¿Eres inspector?)
I'm keeping tabs on that girl. (¿Que hizo ella?)

I'm keeping tabs on a dog that's eating the food of my house.
(¿Su proprio perro?)
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Old June 13, 2008, 10:04 AM
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Jajaja is some fanny, your questions.

I'm not inspector.

And only it's a were examples.

My dog still young, my dog still eat food god. And the girl is at my work, jejeje onmy office there is a gir, she like me.
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Also, tener en la mira.

Me tienen en la mira - They've got their eye on me / they are watching me closely / they have me in their sights.

Mira = Rifle scope
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Tener en la mira a alguien significa más bien tenérsela guardada, estar esperando a que cometa un fallo para atacarle...

Creo que la expresión más coloquial y común que habéis dicho como sinónimo de vigilar a alguien es controlar.

No había escuchado la expresión to keep tabs on somebody, pero deduzco que se traduce bien por controlar a alguien.



Es muy habitual:
  • Me controla.
  • No me controles tanto.
Y todas las variaciones que os podáis imaginar.
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