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    I am planning on getting a tattoo in spanish and have been trying to translate a phrase. But I have found many different translations ...... just wondered what you guys think and why you think what you do

    The phrase is " A light heart lives long"

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    A light heart lives long: Irish Proverb.

    I think it means that if you let yourself be burdened by worries, you will have more stress, and therefore a shorter lifespan. Someone with a heavy heart is sad or depressed so a light heart should be the opposite.

    Literalmente: "Un corazón iluminado vive más".

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    Light is used here in the sense of not burdened by sadness or negative feelings; i.e. happy, cheerful, positive, and full of optimism. In Spanish you'd probably need more than the direct equivalent liviano to express the meaning of the quote. But, nonetheless, I think most people will understand it just like that.

    Un corazón liviano* vive más.

    *ligero is a synonym too, but it has a hue of idle or superficial.
    Last edited by Cotty; 04-06-2011 at 08:23 PM.

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    I agree it should read as a light heart person so I'd use un corazon liviano vive un largo tiempo its longer but the correct translation try looking up scriptural meanings and i'm sure you will find a nice translation.

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