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    Default Spanish expressions, do they have English translation?

    Actually I should write this in Spanish because I think only Spanish people will understand the meaning of the expressions I want in English. Those are:
    -Hacer algo de una vez por todas (that means something like 'To do something at last, after thinking a lot about it')
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    -Estar a la altura (that means 'To be good enough' but maybe there is a more colloquial way of saying it?)
    I don't know if there are English similar expressions, I mean, same meaning, but if there are, I'd thank you very much if you could let me know.
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    Y ahora en español, que como es mi idioma y estoy más suelta, iré al grano ^_^
    ¿Alguien sabe si hay expresiones inglesas similares a las que he puesto arriba? (Hacerlo de una vez por todas y Estar a la altura)
    Estoy tratando de escribir una carta en inglés y me gustaría que se viera lo más suelta y coloquial posible, así que os agradezco mucho vuestra ayuda.
    Saludos!
    Nayra

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    H i!!! Let's see if this can help

    Hacer algo de una vez por todas - 'To do something once and for all
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    -Estar a la altura - to have what it takes, to be suitable for


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    Otra opción
    estar a la altura: tambien puedes utilizar: "to be equal to (a person/ a person's task) depende del contexto.
    Realmente, el destino del mundo depende, en primer lugar, de los estadistas y, en segundo lugar, de los intérpretes.
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    thanks very much!

    SandraT, la frase que quiero traducir es '(...) queríamos escribir algo que estuviese a la altura' (refiriendome a una carta fan a un actor), no sé qué opción es mejor... 'we wanted to write something that had what it takes', eso tiene sentido??

    muchas gracias a los dos! ^_^

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    Si tiene sentido, te pongo otra opcion...

    something that would equal his level/acting, perhaps?
    Realmente, el destino del mundo depende, en primer lugar, de los estadistas y, en segundo lugar, de los intérpretes.
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