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    Hello

    I am after some help in translating the James Dean quote (below) into spanish.
    I have had a go but I would like to double check I have got it correct.

    “Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.”

    Thanks for your help

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    'Sueña como si fueras a vivir para siempre, y vive como si fueras a morir mañana´

    I hope it helps!

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    Hi

    thanks for the translation

    doesn't mañana mean tomorrow?

    thanks

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    Yes, it does mean "tomorrow", but the most used phrase is with that word: "vive como si fueras a morir mañana" (at least here in Argentina)

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    Hi

    thanks for your response.

    the actual quote is:

    “Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.”

    Would using "mañana" change the meaning of the quote?

    Thanks

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    I don't think it changes the idea that the phrase tries to convey...however, if you want to be literal, you would have to use "hoy"

    "Sueña como si fueras a vivir para siempre, vive como si fueras a morir hoy"

    Personally, I don't think the literal translation sounds bad at all.

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    The literal one sounds good to me too! Maybe because I think that it conveys the idea of what was the meaning of life for James Dean (i.e., living in the fast lane).

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