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    Default How to translate "Imaginate!"?

    So, talking with fellow linguists I came across a slight problem of translation.

    A popular YT show called "Te lo Resumo" has a Catch phrase that says in spanish "°IMAGINATE!"

    With all the imperative sounding phonetics that came with an all caps word.

    To give it a little more context appropriate What should be translated should be "°No sť! , °Imaginate!"

    Like "I don't know, imagine!"

    But looks dull.

    A little help?
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    Default Re: How to translate "Imaginate!"?

    What about "have a wild guess"?

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    Default Re: How to translate "Imaginate!"?

    I am thinking maybe: Take the plunge?

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    Default Re: How to translate "Imaginate!"?

    I haven't seen that video in particular, so I have a question as to its meaning:

    Is it iImaginate! as in "use your imagination", or as in "wow, that's unexpected!"?

    You can always say "Go figure!" to express surprise, or even absurdity. Would that fit? I still feel like I need more context.

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    Default Re: How to translate "Imaginate!"?

    "Go figure" sounds pretty good there.

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    Default Re: How to translate "Imaginate!"?

    Quote Originally Posted by iyuanobi View Post
    What about "have a wild guess"?
    This one has the right amount of challenge and defiance.

    Thank's a lot IYuanObi !
    _Eidji

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    Default Re: How to translate "Imaginate!"?

    I've seen the videos and I guess that the right expression is "Picture this,..."

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