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Old May 28, 2008, 01:32 PM
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Swallow the bait.

Significa: creer la historia, aceptar lo que se vende y comprar el producto. Figurativamente significa traga la carnada.
Quirero saber si en español se usa traga la carnada como un dicho con el
mismo sentido.
Un otro semejante a swallow the bait es drink the Kool-aid.

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Old May 28, 2008, 01:57 PM
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For me He swallowed the bait is simply se lo ha tragado.
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se lo ha tragado/se lo ha creído/ él ha picado
other option "ha mordido el anzuelo"
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Old May 28, 2008, 03:03 PM
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se lo ha tragado/se lo ha creído
other option "ha mordido el anzuelo"
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He "bit the hook" is another way we say "he swallowed the bait" That's saying that really translates.
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Old May 28, 2008, 03:22 PM
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He swallowed it hook, line and sinker.

I think the kool-aid is a reference to Jim Jones and the Jonestown suicide/murders in the 1970's when 900 followers drank poisoned kool-aid and died.
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Se tragó el anzuelo(sp??)

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() Otro semejante a swallow the bait es drink the Kool-aid.
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Por favor, corríjame si tengo algún error().
  • Tener errores o cometer errores.
  • Delante de otro/a/os/as nunca aparece el artículo indeterminado un/a/os/as. En esto difiere el español del italiano.
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Old May 29, 2008, 06:06 AM
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Gracias por mostrarme otros modos de decir la misma cosa. En los idiomas
hay varias avenidas que puede escoger para llegar al mismo sentido.
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se lo ha tragado/se lo ha creído/ él ha picado
other option "ha mordido el anzuelo"
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I just wanted to note that in the Americas these would be more common in the simple past:
Se lo tragó.
Se lo creyó.
Mordió el anzuelo.
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