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Be safe by making it safe

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Sonn3883, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. Sonn3883 Senior Member

    United States of America, English
    Hi,
    I'm trying to translate the following sentence, but I can't seem to figure out how to translate the first or the second halves, or how to join them together! The phrase is "Be safe by making it safe!"

    My best attempts have come up with the following:

    "Maténte a salvo- aseguralo!"
    "Ten cuidado- Hagalo seguro!"


    And I'm not sure how to join the two phrases, other than throwing in an awkward hyphen in the middle.

    I'm really stumped on this one. I'l really appreciate any help! Thanks!
     
  2. patman0623 Senior Member

    Pennsylvania
    USA, English
    Can you give the context? "Making it safe" is kind of a funny phrase.
     
  3. Sonn3883 Senior Member

    United States of America, English
    The idea is to be safe by reducing the potential risks and hazards in the environment around you. Thus, be safe by securing your environment. The context is a safety training course. Thanks!
     
  4. Milton Sand

    Milton Sand Modómano, 'mano

    Bucaramanga, Colombia
    Español (Colombia)
    Hola:
    My suggests:
    Be safe by making it safe!
    ¡Asegúrate asegurándolo!
    ¡Ponte a salvo haciéndolo seguro!
    ¡Asegúralo para protegerte!

    It depends on the context. Could you write some context?
     
  5. ECOMPIANI Senior Member

    México, Español, Inglés
    Quizá esto podría funcionar...¨asegurate haciéndolo seguro/que no falle¨...
     
  6. Milton Sand

    Milton Sand Modómano, 'mano

    Bucaramanga, Colombia
    Español (Colombia)
    Hi!
    Then ¡Asegúrate asegurándolo! could be an useful play on words.
     
  7. Tampiqueña

    Tampiqueña Senior Member

    Tampico, Tamaulipas
    Español, México
    Just another suggestion:

    "Manténte a salvo trabajando con seguridad"
     
  8. Sonn3883 Senior Member

    United States of America, English
    Thank you to all for your suggestions! Your input has been really helpful!
     

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