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Spanish Proverbs, English Cliches!

bigmama60Bigmama60 on 10/15/2007

SpanishProverbsEnglishCliches Photo It's time for more practice. Usually we try to translate languages verbatim. What happens? The meaning gets lost in translation. I’m learning, after trial and error, it’s the meaning we need to translate.
If I give you a Spanish proverb and its literal translation, will you be able to identify the English cliché?
Let’s see. Enjoy, have fun; and if you can think of any other suitable English clichés, let me know. I think this quiz should be fun.
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10 Questions

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Comments (2)
Vocaltaffy  (Level: 118.8)
Mon, 17th Aug '09 10:32 PM

You probably thought of this already, but don't you feel #3 should instead read: No hay mal que por bien no venga... (There is no bad from which no good comes). Find the English cliché.

No good comes from bad deeds.

#6. only God, or the Divine presence, appears in one answer. The others leave out the word God, implying Humanist answers. Therefore shouldn't the only correct answer be 'God helps those who help themselves'?

#10. The Spanish translation seems to say 'Love me as I am' or 'Take the good with the bad." These other answer choices may draw puzzlement from those who know the real meaning.

All in all, fun.

Bookworm483554  (Level: 172.6)
Thu, 1st Jan '09 6:08 PM

In my opinion a better cliche for no hay mal que por bien no venga would be every cloud has a silver lining

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