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Having to wear a tie ... is very impractical

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by beatlemaniac, May 2, 2013.

  1. beatlemaniac

    beatlemaniac Senior Member

    Belfast
    Northern Ireland - English
    Hola :) I am trying to say, "Having to wear a tie in the stifling heat of Northern Ireland is very impractical". Is "Tener que llevar una corbata en el calor agobiante de Irlanda Norte es muy impráctico" alright, or do I need to use a different form of the verb for "having to"?

    Gracias de antemano.
     
  2. JennyTW Senior Member

    Córdoba, Spain
    English - UK
    Stifling heat of Northern Ireland? Really?!!
     
  3. beatlemaniac

    beatlemaniac Senior Member

    Belfast
    Northern Ireland - English
    I intended this as a joke! :) Since I will be using this sentence in an oral, it should be clear.
     
  4. JennyTW Senior Member

    Córdoba, Spain
    English - UK
    Ah ok! Well I would say "Tener que llevar corbata con el calor agobiante de Irlanda del Norte es (muy) poco práctico.
     
  5. autrex2811

    autrex2811 Senior Member

    Toluca, México
    Español-castellano, son lo mismo
    Yo diría: Es por demás el tener que usar corbata en un lugar tan caluroso (y sofocante) como lo es Irlanda del Norte.
     
  6. beatlemaniac

    beatlemaniac Senior Member

    Belfast
    Northern Ireland - English
    Muchas gracias, Jenny y autrex. ¡Me han ayudado mucho!
     

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