¿"HAY QUE RECONOCER" EN INGLÉS?
This is one of those Spanish expressions that causes lots of problems. Once again I think it is about the subconscious mind choosing the "logical" option.
Once again, however, the "logical option" is not the correct option. You might be tempted to use: "You have to recognise", but I would steer you away from that. My preferred choice would be: "You have to admit/accept that your actions were questionable."
The word "recognise" is used when we see something or someone that we have seen previously.
Hope that helps!
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