a big job was going down, and he was in on it

Argentina Español
#1
como traducirian esto a un castellano neutro?
Anyway, a big job was going down, and he was in on it.
Y sin usar la voz pasiva!
 
  • allende

    Senior Member
    Spanish (Spain)/Catalan
    #2
    "de todas formas él sabía que el.... se derrumbaba/ iba a derrumbarse"

    aquí big job no se a qué se refiere...
     

    Basenjigirl

    Senior Member
    English, USA
    #3
    De todas formas, él sabía que un montaje grande (un engaño, un robo grande) estaba a punto de occurir y él estaba en ello.
     

    Basenjigirl

    Senior Member
    English, USA
    #5
    estaba en ello no creo que se diga... significa "estaba enterado" o "sabía lo que ocurría"
    In the English phrase, my understanding is that not only does the guy know about the existence of the scheme that is about to happen but that he is also participating in it. So, how would you express that idea in Spanish?
     
    spanish...from iSPAIN
    #6
    In the English phrase, my understanding is that not only does the guy know about the existence of the scheme that is about to happen but that he is also participating in it. So, how would you express that idea in Spanish?
    Ser juez y parte
    Infiltrado
    Topo
    Jugar a dos bandas(most usual)
    as if you're playing billard, and the white ball is the law, and the black ball is the secret organization, but only you have the stick in your hands to take the command, and the game's your own and someone else's future, in the worst case, the white and black ball falls down on the hole, but you was calling the shots from the begining, and your butt allways be covered, whatever comes and may, something aliked to "Master of Puppets" as Metallica sung, but behind the scenes, little set-ups
     

    frida-nc

    Senior Member
    English USA
    #7
    To be in on something: Normalmente: to be involved as an active participant. Menos frecuentemente: just to know about it. (La primera vale aquí)

    Una idea no muy "jergal":
    Algo importante se montaba, y él se había hecho parte de ello.
     
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