Old December 04, 2010, 04:10 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,910
ROBINDESBOIS is on a distinguished road
Question Abrir expediente a alguien

How do u say in English "abrir expediente a alguien"?
Reply With Quote
Get rid of these ads by registering for a free Tomísimo account.
Old December 05, 2010, 06:05 AM
pjt33's Avatar
pjt33 pjt33 is offline
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Valencia, España
Posts: 2,570
Native Language: Inglés (en-gb)
pjt33 is on a distinguished road
To open a file on someone?
Reply With Quote
Old December 07, 2010, 09:29 PM
Rusty's Avatar
Rusty Rusty is online now
Señor Speedy
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 10,585
Native Language: American English
Rusty has a spectacular aura aboutRusty has a spectacular aura about
In law: to start proceedings against somebody
In general: to open up (or start) an investigation
to open up the dossier/report/file
Reply With Quote
Old December 08, 2010, 05:46 PM
Jferstler's Avatar
Jferstler Jferstler is offline
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 49
Jferstler is on a distinguished road
In Context? You might say.

The case has not been looked at in a while, it's time to open up the file (or start the case).

From what I'm thinking, this may be more of a saying then it is a literal phrase. Unless you're seriously taking about taking out a file and opening it up. Then... Yes.
Reply With Quote
Old December 12, 2010, 09:17 AM
JosephThomas's Avatar
JosephThomas JosephThomas is offline
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 49
Native Language: Inglés, No hablo español
JosephThomas is on a distinguished road
Are to trying to,
make a statement
ask a question?

ie. ¡Open his file! or ¡Open his records!
¿Looked at his file? or ¿Looked at his record?
(when you open, record must be plural (records), but file can be determined easily enough)
(to look at a record is okay)

Last edited by JosephThomas; December 12, 2010 at 09:19 AM.
Reply With Quote

Bookmark this thread at:


Link to this thread
HTML Link: 
BB Code: 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Site Rules

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Irse a alguien bobjenkins Translations 8 March 11, 2010 11:08 AM
Dirigirse a alguien ROBINDESBOIS Vocabulary 5 March 01, 2010 02:57 AM
Abrir la cabeza ROBINDESBOIS Vocabulary 17 September 28, 2009 06:50 AM
Expediente -vs- Archivo Elaina Vocabulary 6 August 16, 2007 10:54 AM
abrirse v. abrir gramatica Grammar 2 July 11, 2007 03:55 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:47 PM.

Forum powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.