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Old May 27, 2010, 01:44 AM
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Question Get your feet wet

mainly American informal
to start doing something for the first time. This one-week course offers the chance to get your feet wet.
I just added this idiom in the "Idioms & Sayings" section.

Does anyone know a good Spanish idiom that would convey the same concept?
Of course the literal translation is "mojarse los pies" and I have heard "quien quiera peces que se moje el culo" but that's another idea.

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Mojaté los pies sounds good to me. I can´t think of anything else right now.
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Old May 27, 2010, 05:52 AM
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Vale, creo que había algo como "empezar a practicar" o "lanzarse al ruedo" o algo por el estilo, he buscado en google, pero no veo nada que acabe de "cuajar"...
Bueno, si se te ocurre (se os ocurre) algo más, me lo decís...
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I'd say "aventarse/lanzarse/entrarle (a hacer algo)", but I fear that's too Mexican.

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Mójate los pies sounds good to me. I can´t think of anything else right now.
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¿Manos a la obra?
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I'd say "aventarse/lanzarse/entrarle (a hacer algo)", but I fear that's too Mexican.

Btw:
It may be too Mexican (aventarse/entrarle) but "lanzarse a hacer algo" seems pretty universal to me. I.e., it is totally fine for Spain. Thank you!

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¿Manos a la obra?
Es una idea. Aunque "manos a la obra" me da la idea de que sabes ya lo que estás haciendo y eres una profesional en el asunto. La expresión inglesa da una idea de "no saber de algo y empezar a hacerlo por primera vez". Por ejemplo, si nunca has tomado fotografías y "te lanzas a ello por primera vez", empezarás a aprender primero a encuadrar la toma... y cuando ya sepas eso bien, empezarás a 'mojarte los pies' con cosas como controlar la luz, la apertura del objetivo, lo rápido que va el obturador...
Aunque algo como "manos a la obra para empezar a aprender/experimentar con algo" puede funcionar en algunos contextos...
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