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    Could someone please help me translate this English phrase into Spanish, if at all possible? The phrase I wish to translate is "I can't help it", as is used in English for an excuse for doing something. eg,

    Context:

    A "Will you stop eating that cake!"
    B " I can't help it, it's so delicious!"

    or

    A "You're swearing so much lately"
    B "I'm sorry but I can't help it - I work with men who swear all day!"


    Literally I think it would be "no puedo ayudarlo", but would this have the same meaning in Spanish?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: "I can't help it"

    I would use "No lo puedo evitar"

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    Default Re: "I can't help it"

    "I can't help it" is equivalent to "I can't resist it" so how about "No lo puedo resistir"?

    Is resistir used in the same context in Spanish as is "to resist" is in English?
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    Default Re: "I can't help it"

    No lo puedo resistir
    is
    I can't take it.
    or
    I can't stand it.

    Right?
    Last edited by mariaklec; 05-20-2010 at 05:44 PM.

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    Default Re: "I can't help it"

    I would also have to agree with

    "no lo puedo evitar"

    hope this helps,
    Rosy

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    Default Re: "I can't help it"

    Quote Originally Posted by mariaklec
    No lo puedo resistir
    is
    I can't take it.
    or
    I can't stand it.

    Right?
    I didn't know that!! Thanks!
    vicente

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    Default Re: "I can't help it"

    Fantastic. Thank you all for your replies...

    Kind regards,



    Rebecca

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