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Old November 07, 2016, 03:08 PM
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"We are not getting anywhere"

I am in a band that has been practicing weekly for several months, but I feel we aren't getting anywhere. We're stuck in a rut, not progressing or advancing.

How to say this in Spanish? "No estamos llegando a ningun lugar"? Is there a more accurate expression that uses or conveys the idea of lack of progress?
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Old November 07, 2016, 03:32 PM
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You can also say no estamos progresando.
I don't know if there is an idiom in Spanish like in a rut or spinning our wheels.
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Old November 08, 2016, 08:50 PM
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Your proposal sounds unusual, but it would be understood.
I think I'd prefer "no estamos llegando a ningún lado". "Lado" makes the sentence flow a little better. :think:

I like Poli's proposal too; it's a clear statement.

Some alternatives:
- No vamos a llegar muy lejos.
- No vamos a ningún lado.
- No estamos avanzando nada.
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