cada toro tiene su lidia

inglés translation: different strokes for different folks

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Término o frase en español:cada toro tiene su lidia
Traducción al inglés:different strokes for different folks
Aportado por: gspcpt

16:10 Apr 14, 2008
Traducciones de español a inglés [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Administración
Término o frase en español: cada toro tiene su lidia
This comes in a text about management, in a section explaining that leadership qualities must be flexible and adapt to the situation, and then gives this phrase as an example. Does anyone know of an equivalent in English?
Text:
"Los mejores resultados los consiguen aquellas personas que saben adaptar su estilo de dirección en cada momento a las circunstancias a las que se enfrentan (cada toro tiene su lidia), ..."
gspcpt
Local time: 17:30
different strokes for different folks
Explicación:
this goes well with 'flexibility' and 'adapting oneself to each situation'.

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Note added at 33 mins (2008-04-14 16:44:27 GMT)
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Besides, it is a saying - as the original phrase is.
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Alexandra Maletskaya
Local time: 17:30
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I think this best fits the context. Thanks so much.
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Resumen de las respuestas recibidas
5every bull has its way of fighting (in a bull fight)
Cesar Serrano
4 +1different strokes for different folks
Alexandra Maletskaya
4a horse for every course
Bubo Coroman (X)
4each bull must be fought differently by the matador
Elizabeth Medina
4we all have our own way of doing things / our own style
Lisa McCarthy
4every problem has its solution
Edward Tully
4every situation is different
Rebecca Hendry
3each situation/circumstance is unique
Rosina Peixoto


  

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3 minutos   Nivel de confianza: Answerer confidence 5/5
every bull has its way of fighting (in a bull fight)


Explicación:
every bull has its way of fighting (in a bull fight)

Cesar Serrano
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6 minutos   Nivel de confianza: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
every situation is different


Explicación:
Here is a good explanation of what the phrase means:

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=0BxLGKpJTigC&pg=PA206&lpg...

A literal translation won't work in English, and you'll probably have to use a more direct version. This is just one idea.

Rebecca Hendry
Reino Unido
Local time: 16:30
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each situation/circumstance is unique


Explicación:
...

Rosina Peixoto
Uruguay
Local time: 13:30
Idioma materno: español
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31 minutos   Nivel de confianza: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 Coincidencias de otros usuarios (netas) +1
different strokes for different folks


Explicación:
this goes well with 'flexibility' and 'adapting oneself to each situation'.

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Note added at 33 mins (2008-04-14 16:44:27 GMT)
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Besides, it is a saying - as the original phrase is.

Alexandra Maletskaya
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I think this best fits the context. Thanks so much.

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Coincido  Christian Nielsen-Palacios
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every problem has its solution


Explicación:
I can't think of an idiomatic equivalent, so this may work!


Edward Tully
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we all have our own way of doing things / our own style


Explicación:
can't think of anything more catchy at the moment - may be more inspired after some food!

Lisa McCarthy
España
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a horse for every course


Explicación:
Example:

Global fragmentation of the music business has meant there's now ***a horse for every course*** and it's more possible to reach a target audience with your music.
http://www.pressurezone.co.uk/conversation.php

More examples:
http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu_DqngNIIWwA.EhXNyoA...

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Note added at 2 hrs (2008-04-14 18:25:23 GMT)
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in this context it would mean that the manager can perform equally well, whatever the conditions are which he is dealing with.

Bubo Coroman (X)
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each bull must be fought differently by the matador


Explicación:
I thought of looking for an equivalent in English (referred to animals, bronco busting for ex.) but haven't thought of any one. This refers to how a matador has a few seconds in the ring to know exactly how a bull uses its horns, how it will respond to the cape, etc. Perhaps a better way to phrase it can be found.

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Note added at 1 day2 hrs (2008-04-15 18:33:29 GMT)
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César's answer is the same (to explain), but I think it doesn't put the emphasis on how impt it is for a manager to be able to size up the people they work with and know how best to tackle each individual's psychology.

Elizabeth Medina
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