hagan un esfuerzo

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hagan un esfuerzo
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (imperative; second person plural)
a. make an effort
"Si quieren aprobar el examen, hagan un esfuerzo y estudien más", les dijo el profesor a sus alumnos."If you want to pass the exam, make an effort and study harder," the teacher told his students.
2. (indicative; third person plural)
a. they make an effort
Hagan un esfuerzo o no, van a perder el partido igual. Nosotros jugamos mucho mejor.Whether they make an effort or not, they're going to lose the game anyway. We play much better.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Pídeles a los traductores que por favor hagan un esfuerzo para acabar la traducción hoy.Ask the translators to please make an effort to finish the translation today.
Cabe esperar que los partidos políticos hagan un esfuerzo para ponerse de acuerdo y pactar.It is to be expected that the political parties will make an effort to reach an agreement and pact.
3. (indicative; second person plural)
a. you make an effort
El hecho de que hagan un esfuerzo no significa que vayan a conseguir lo que quieren, pero les quedará la satisfacción de haberlo intentado.The fact that you make an effort doesn't mean that you're going to get what you want, but you'll have the satisfaction of having tried.
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