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Old June 19, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Question Pay it forward

Wikpedia has an entry for this expression.

The expression "pay it forward" is used to describe the concept of asking that a good deed be repaid by having it done for others instead. (Wikipedia)

Is there a good Spanish expression to convey this idea?

(Short of giving an explanation, like, "no me lo devuelvas a mí, hazle el mismo favor a alguien que lo necesite..." "devolver el favor haciéndoselo a otro")

Any shorter way to say it in Spanish?

I will pay forward your assistance, helping someone else...

Devolveré tu/vuestra/su ayuda, ayudando a alguien más...
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Por si acaso no viste la peli Cadena de favores, te la recomiendo y, de igual manera, el título.
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Chapeau!
No la he visto, pero el título va como anillo al dedo.
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Así lo decimos acá: "pasá el favor", "hacélo circular"
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Gracias a los dos... y veré a ver a quién le paso el favor...
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