dar a basto [abasto]

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by IVROP, May 24, 2007.

  1. IVROP New Member

    U. S. Spanish & English
    Hola,

    Trato de decir que la profesora no se daba a basto por que habia demasiados estudiantes con necesidades especiales.

    Gracias.
     
  2. silvester

    silvester Senior Member

    USA
    Mexico, spanish
    Hello,
    Tal vez: She is overwhelmed.
     
  3. IVROP New Member

    U. S. Spanish & English
    Yes. I like that. Thank you.
     
  4. vértigo83 Senior Member

    México-español (Spanish)
    Darse abasto (together, not separated)= to be enough, to be able to handle a situation.

    - la profesora no se daba a basto por que había demasiados estudiantes con necesidades especiales.

    - The professor couldn't handle the situation because there were many students with special needs.
     
  5. beg Senior Member

    Galicia
    Spain - Spanish
    she couldn't cope with...
     
  6. Malevo

    Malevo Senior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Argentina, Spanish
    I think I should remark that the word is "abasto". It does not go separated, therefore you shouldn´t say "a basto".
     
  7. IVROP New Member

    U. S. Spanish & English
    Thank you.
     
  8. Grekh

    Grekh Senior Member

    León, México
    Spanish, Mexico
    I think "she couldn't cope with" would be better, as beg says.
     
  9. Daniel06

    Daniel06 Member

    Español, Rep.Dominicana
    Acabo de ver "no dar a basto" traducido como "to be stretched too thin" el contexto es un proveedor que debido a la cantidad de pedidos de cierto cliente se encuentra en una posición donde no puede satisfacer las demandas de otro cliente. ¿Se podría utilizar también en este contexto?

    The professor was stretched too thin because there were many students with special needs.
     
  10. Ferrol Senior Member

    Bilbao
    Spanish.España
    Pienso que sí.
    Concuerdo que se debe escribir "no dar abasto"
     
  11. jcr.meta

    jcr.meta Senior Member

    Montevideo, Uruguay.
    Spanish from Uruguay
    Agree this is the best option :thumbsup:
     

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