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sparks will fly - armar un bronca

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by grubble, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. grubble

    grubble Senior Member

    South of England, UK
    British English
    Hello

    Wordreference tells me that I can translate the English phrase "sparks fly" with Spanish "armar una bronca" http://www.wordreference.com/es/translation.asp?tranword=sparks fly

    However I don't understand how to use it.


    Here is my English sentence:

    Every time that Jane and Mary meet it is certain that sparks will fly.

    and here is my try

    Cada vez que Juana y María se encuentran es seguro de que <armar una bronca>


    Thanks
     
  2. noisok Senior Member

    spanish-spain
    es seguro que se armara/montara una bronca
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2011
  3. noisok Senior Member

    spanish-spain
  4. grubble

    grubble Senior Member

    South of England, UK
    British English
    Thanks noisok :thumbsup:
     
  5. Agró

    Agró Senior Member

    High Navarre
    Spanish-Navarre
    ...es seguro que saltan chispas.

    (más literal, pero igualmente válida)
     
  6. grubble

    grubble Senior Member

    South of England, UK
    British English
    Thank you. I had never heard about dequeísmo. It is something new to learn :)
     
  7. grubble

    grubble Senior Member

    South of England, UK
    British English
    Thanks Agró :thumbsup:
     
  8. duvija

    duvija Senior Member

    Chicago
    Spanish - Uruguay
    I'm a 'dequeísta' and survived pretty nicely... (Uruguay, just in case)
     
  9. Vicario Senior Member

    London UK
    UK English
    ¿Pero hay una diferencia entre ser seguro que y estar seguro de que, verdad?

    Yo diría 'es seguro que lloverá hoy' pero 'estoy seguro de que lloverá hoy'. (Vivo en Londres!). Es seguro que es una expresión impersonal. Estoy seguro de que es una expresión de opinión personal.

    ¿O no es así?
     
  10. Agró

    Agró Senior Member

    High Navarre
    Spanish-Navarre
    Exactamente así.

    (aquí también está lloviendo, por fin)
     

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