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Old March 07, 2010, 02:00 PM
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"Cómo se ganaban la vida en España Tulio y Miguel?"

What is this question asking me in English?

I looked up ganar, which is "to win"

But to me the sentence still doesn't make sense, as it would just be "How did they win life in Spain..."

Please explain!

Gracias por su ayuda.
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Old March 07, 2010, 04:26 PM
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"Cómo se ganaban la vida en España Tulio y Miguel?"

What is this question asking me in English?

I looked up ganar, which is "to win"

But to me the sentence still doesn't make sense, as it would just be "How did they win life in Spain..."

Please explain!

Gracias por su ayuda.
Ganar also means to earn, (to earn their living...)
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Old March 07, 2010, 11:03 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Liliacam View Post
"Cómo se ganaban la vida en España Tulio y Miguel?"

What is this question asking me in English?

I looked up ganar, which is "to win"

But to me the sentence still doesn't make sense, as it would just be "How did they win life in Spain..."

Please explain!

Gracias por su ayuda.
It should to be translate so.

How did they earn the life in Spain?

I hope that can help you.
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Old March 08, 2010, 03:52 AM
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Ganar also means to earn, (to earn their living...)

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It should to be translate so.

How did they earn the life in Spain?

I hope that can help you.
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Old March 08, 2010, 07:51 AM
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@lilia: Chileno's answer is correct.
"Ganarse la vida" is an idiom to talk about what people do for a living.
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