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Old November 07, 2009, 04:02 AM
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Lightbulb Ajuste de cuentas

How can we translate "ajuste de cuentas" en la siguiente frase, I know that one translation could be vendetta, but i don´t know if it fits well here.

Han aparecido dos muertos con un tiro en la nuca, todo parece ser un ajuste de cuentas, ya que ambos tenían antecedentes penales y estaban metidos en asuntos turbios.
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Two dead people have appeared with a shot in the nape, it seems like a vendetta is the cause, since both of them had a criminal record and were ........

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Old November 07, 2009, 04:03 AM
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A settling of accounts.
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Old November 07, 2009, 04:24 AM
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Can you translate the whole sentence for me please? TO GIVE IT SHAPE.
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Old November 07, 2009, 04:46 AM
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Han aparecido dos muertos con un tiro en la nuca, todo parece ser un ajuste de cuentas, ya que ambos tenían antecedentes penales y estaban metidos en asuntos turbios.
Two bodies have been discovered with gunshot wounds in the neck. It appears to be a settling of accounts because both had had previous convictions and were involved in criminal activities. ('shady business' - too informal)
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Old November 07, 2009, 06:11 AM
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Not 100% sure on this one but maybe 'even the score' or 'settle the score' could also be an option? (Maybe better to comment on by a native speaker. )

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Main Entry:avenge
Part of Speech:verb
Definition:retaliate
Synonyms:

chasten, chastise, come back at, even the score, get back at, get even, payback, punish, redress, repay, requite, retribute, revenge, stick it to, take satisfaction, take vengeance, venge, vindicate

Main Entry:get even
Part of Speech:verb
Definition:to get revenge
Synonyms:

even the score, get back at, get square, settle the score
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Old November 07, 2009, 06:34 AM
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Not 100% sure on this one but maybe 'even the score' or 'settle the score' could also be an option? (Maybe better to comment on by a native speaker. )
Yep, both just as good.
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Yep, both just as good.
Ok good, thanx!
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Old November 07, 2009, 10:18 AM
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Thank you, well my try was too bad.
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