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Old April 09, 2014, 10:44 AM
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Ahí me has pillado

somebody is asking me questions, i know almost all answers and then there is one that I don´t know and I say: Ahí me has pillado, there are different situations where we can use it.
How can I translate into English?
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Old April 09, 2014, 06:40 PM
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Old April 09, 2014, 08:37 PM
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You have me there.

("You got me there" is commonly used, but "You've got me there," or the present-tense form I wrote, should be the response immediately after the question is asked. "You got me there" should really only be used to refer to a response that happened in the past.)
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Old April 11, 2014, 06:59 PM
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Oh... and "you caught me flatfooted", me has pillado desprevenido... por sorpresa... and if "you caught me red-handed"... "me has pillado con las manos en la masa"...

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interesting. now i know that an expression in my dialect " napillawan ako" which has similar meaning was derived from no me has pillado. im from the philippines and i didnt that napillawan has its origin in that expression.
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