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Old June 01, 2008, 06:21 PM
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Hi guys, how would you translate "to take the plunge" in Spanish....
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Old June 01, 2008, 06:44 PM
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Arriesgarse, if you mean starting an endeavor you're unsure about.
Casarse, if you mean you're getting married.
Tirarse a la piscina (zambullirse), if you plan to get wet.
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Old June 02, 2008, 01:10 AM
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Aventarse is a fairly good translation for take the plunge, since it can be used both figuratively and literally.
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Old June 02, 2008, 01:26 AM
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-dimos el paso
-nos decidimos
-nos echamos la soga al cuello
-nos lanzamos a la piscina
-quemamos las naves
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