1. GUATAPÉ Senior Member

    Hola. He buscado en varios diccionarios y en varios ejemplos el significado de SUM UP, y casi siempre lo asimilan a Summarize, pero hay ejemplos en los que utilizando SUM UP, "resumir" me suena algo extraño.

    ¿Puedo decir, por ejemplo, "To sum sth/sb up", queriendo decir: "hacerse una idea de algo o de alguien"?,
    Si pudieran darme ejemplos del uso cotidiano de esta expresión se los agradecería mucho.
     
  2. Broccolicious Senior Member

    Glorious Devonshire
    English - England
    Hi there

    You're right, there are two distinct meanings here - maybe even three:

    1. To summarise:
    "I know I have been complaining about John for three hours, but I can sum it all up by saying that he is an arrogant, boring and stupid man."

    2. To conclude:
    "So, I would like to sum up by saying that this has been a very interesting meeting, and we have made some important decisions."

    3. To describe something or someone succinctly:
    "Lucy is a really spiteful old cow."
    "Yes, that sums her up completely!"

    Hope that helps!

    Broc
     
  3. De Bezetene Banned

    Oranjestad
    Pap, Ned, Eng, Span
  4. jinti

    jinti Senior Member

    El diccionario WR da más acepciones: sum up

    También quiere decir evaluar en algunas situaciones:

    (de Merriam Webster)
     
  5. GUATAPÉ Senior Member

    Hi, thank the three of you. This is very helpful stuff.
     

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