In English, we have a direct equivalent of this week's phrase but Toni also gives us a couple of synonyms here — me rindo, lo dejo, no continuo.
His example is: Me he presentado cinco veces al carnet de conducir y no consigo aprobar: tiro la toalla.
The carnet de conducir is your driving licence and we also have the phrase sacar el carnet de conducir. Watch out for those stop signs!
Chances are you'll meet Toni on your first morning here at IH Barcelona: one of his many responsibilities is making sure you go into the right level on your Spanish course.
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