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Old August 05, 2009, 09:21 AM
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My hands are tied

Significa que quisiera ayudarte pero, por algunas circunstancias, no puedo.
¿Hay un dicho igual en español?
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Old August 05, 2009, 09:40 AM
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Sí, hay.
Tengo las manos atadas.
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Old August 05, 2009, 09:51 AM
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Nunca lo había oído. No es por llevar la contraria... pero si Rusty lo dice seguro que existe...
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Old August 05, 2009, 10:05 AM
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Y ¿cómo se lo dirían los madrileños?
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Old August 05, 2009, 10:22 AM
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Cannot think of anything. No puedo hacer nada (?)
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Old August 05, 2009, 10:24 AM
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Coincido con Rusty. Así se usa en chile también.
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Old August 05, 2009, 11:06 AM
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"Tener las manos atadas" es una expresión común aquí también.
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Old August 05, 2009, 11:45 AM
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Se usa y mucho, quizás cambie el orden Yo diría tengo atadas las manos. A veces depende de la edad del hablante. Estas frases echas, refranes y expresiones se estan perdiendo en el público jóven, una de dos, o no les interesa, o no leen, o no prestan atención y están en su mundo. CHEERS!!!
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Old August 05, 2009, 01:17 PM
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la nueva ola

(aparte, que me perdonen, por favor.)

rdb,
?interesante notar los cambios en el modo de hablar entre los jovenes, no?

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Old August 05, 2009, 09:27 PM
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(aparte, que me perdonen, por favor.)

rdb,
?interesante notar los cambios en el modo de hablar entre los jovenes, no?

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Todos pasamos por lo mismo, ¿no?

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