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Old May 26, 2008, 09:12 AM
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Try this for size.

What would be the Spanish equivalent of this expression?
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Old May 26, 2008, 09:28 AM
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I would say ¿Por qué no lo pruebas para ver que tal?
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Old May 26, 2008, 09:53 AM
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Do you mean in a figurative sense or literal sense. If literal-- ie trying on clothes, you could try:
Try this / try this on / try this on for size:
M*detelo.
Prúebalo.
Prueba esto para ver si te queda.
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Old May 26, 2008, 09:55 AM
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I assumed you were speaking figuratively, Jane.
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Old May 26, 2008, 10:03 AM
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I assumed you were speaking figuratively, Jane.
Yes, I was.
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Yes, I was.
Entonces lo que dice Iris está muy bien:

¿Por qué no pruebas/intentas esto a ver que tal?
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¿Por qué no pruebas/intentas esto a ver que tal?
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Probártelo a ver si es tu talla.
... a ver si te sienta bien.
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or "prueba a ver que tal"
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Probártelo a ver si es tu talla.
... a ver si te sienta bien.
¿Rusty, dices talla? Digo tamaño yo. Seguro que esta palabra es uno de las palabras que cambia depende en el pais.
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¿Rusty, dices talla? Digo tamaño yo. Seguro que esta palabra es uno de las palabras que cambia depende en el pais.
Digo tamaño también. Las dos son iguales. Pero cité una frase precisa que utiliza la palabra talla.
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