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To dare somebody to do something

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I'm having trouble with this, trying to shoehorn in some form of atrevesarse...

how would you say for example 'Go on, I dare you to ask her out' '

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updated NOV 21, 2008
posted by tad

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Yes, I've been looking at a few phrases. I'm not going to worry about the reasons, I guess in English we can bet on something for example

updated NOV 21, 2008
posted by tad
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tad said:

"A que" is one way of expressing "I bet...] But it's not apuesto a que ganes el partido(...or is it). Do you know how it is derived?
It's long been my belief that a) "apuesto a que ..." is correct and that b) that is precisely how "A que ..." is derived.

updated NOV 20, 2008
posted by samdie
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It might be a short form of "me juego lo que sea a que..."

updated NOV 20, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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James Santiago said:

"A que" is one way of expressing "I bet..."


Que tengas un buen día, I can see may come from Espero que tengas...
But it's not apuesto a que ganes el partido(...or is it). Do you know how it is derived'

updated NOV 20, 2008
posted by tad
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"A que" is one way of expressing "I bet..."

updated NOV 20, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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OK, thanks for the suggestions.

Heidita said:Solo añadir: ¡A que no te atreves a invitarla a salir!
Ah, that's what I couldn't work out how to do.

Now, in the above I'm not sure about what is happening with this 'a que...' construction.

updated NOV 20, 2008
posted by tad
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How about this:

¡Ándale! Te desafío a que la invites a salir.

updated NOV 20, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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trying to shoehorn

updated NOV 20, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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Te reto a que la invites a salir.
Also: "¡A que no la invitás a salir!

updated NOV 20, 2008
posted by Noralia
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