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    Default Re: Still having trouble with "make it up to you"

    I can't think of a litteral translation of "pagar con creces" because the expression is figurative and you have to specify how and why you are paying (and if you are actually paying ).

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    Default Re: Still having trouble with "make it up to you"

    Quote Originally Posted by nabylm View Post
    What would be the litteral translation for "creces"?
    Hi, nabylm!

    "to pay off handsomely" would be a good choice for "pagar con creces" (not in it's figurative sense though, but money-wise)

    Also, "creces" means "sobrepasar, ampliamente": more than, by far, be way over, far exceed.

    Does anybody come up with other alternatives?

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    Default Re: Still having trouble with "make it up to you"

    Me parece que "amply" y "fully" son adverbios que complementan el sentido de "con creces" en algunos casos.

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    Default Re: Still having trouble with "make it up to you"

    I agree with Danielr.
    "make it up amply"

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    Default Re: Still having trouble with "make it up to you"

    And what about "make it up big time"? Would it work as well?

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