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    Hello!

    I am trying to find out how to translate:

    "No sè còmo conseguiste(èl) que te escuchara."
    These are my tries:

    I don't know how you managed he listened to you.
    I don't know how you managed that he listened to you.
    I don't know how you managed for him to listen to you.

    I suppose only the first one is correct, and maybe also the second one.
    Is this true?

    Thank you very much in advance.!

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    The first two are grammatically incorrect.

    To me, a smoother translation might be, "I don't know how you got him to listen to you."

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    Default Re: to manage

    If you have to use manage, maybe you could say:
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    I don't know how you managed to get him to listen to you.
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    (I don't know if that's a good translation.)


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