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Old April 21, 2016, 03:09 PM
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Ya que te empeñas en ir allá

Here is another phrase from Tintin comic book.

CONTEXT: He is talking about recruiting a guide to go hiking with.

PHRASE: Ya que te empenas en ir alla.
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Old April 21, 2016, 06:35 PM
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"Empeñarse en" means to have a strong will to do something, to insist on doing something.
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Old April 26, 2016, 03:06 PM
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So it means "I already insisted that you go there" ?
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Oh no. You have to look at the person. It says "te empeñas", so they're talking to "you", not "I".
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