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    Hola,
    I have a problem with trying to translate an English expression. I know "me doy," "me doy por vencida," or "me rindo," but how can I work in the idea of giving up on something or someone, not just giving up or ceding? The sentence, more or less, was: "I tried to get them to cooperate but they wouldn't, so I finally just gave up on them."

    Is this a different sort of "giving up," and how can I work in the idea of "on them" rather than just giving up in general?

    Any help greatly appreciated!

    Saludos,
    Diane

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    I would say something like: "no insisto más con ellos" meaning that I would not insist any longer, I think that´s the main idea...they will not cooperate, so I stop to insist...
    Hope this helps!
    Cintia

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    Default Re: "I gave up on them" - ?

    Yo lo traduciría así:
    "Intenté que cooperaran pero no lo harían, así que finalmente me cansé de ellos."
    Otra opción sería:
    "Intenté que cooperaran pero no lo harían, así que me harté de ellos."

    Si necesitas más ayuda en otras dudas, por favor no dudes en contactarme. ¡Gracias!

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    hola,
    yo diría: "Traté de conseguir que cooperaran, pero al no conseguirlo, renuncié a ello."


    No sé si te sirve.

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    Default Re: "I gave up on them" - ?

    Cintia, Laurinha and Alarat, muchas gracias! I'll mull over those possibilities you gave me and I'm sure one of them will provide the meaning needed. All sound like good ideas.

    Thanks again,
    Diane

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