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    Hi everyone.. i am a tattoo artist and i was wondering if someone could give me the proper Spanish translation for:

    " Laugh now, Cry later "

    i have found some online translator sites, but i get a different translation on each one lol..

    can anyone give me the correct one?

    many thanks in advance..

    peace..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAZ007
    Hi everyone.. i am a tattoo artist and i was wondering if someone could give me the proper Spanish translation for:

    " Laugh now, Cry later "

    i have found some online translator sites, but i get a different translation on each one lol..

    can anyone give me the correct one?

    many thanks in advance..

    peace..

    The simplest form would be in the third person present tense.

    Rie ahora. Llora luego

    or

    Rie hoy, Llora mañana

    Not to complicate matters but, since this is a tattoo I guess you want to be sure to get it right for the person being tattooed so you might want to think about the message being sent because you are dealing with a question of the proper conjugations of the verbs reir (to laugh) and llorar (to cry). Do you, or your client(s), want it to say "(Let's) laugh today and (we'll) cry later", or "(I'll) laugh today and cry later; or (you) cry today, laugh later. They are all written differently.

    vicente

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    Gaz, I agree completely with Vicente about finding out what the person to be tattood wants,

    Another opotion could be:

    Ahora reí, más tarde llorá
    Reí ahora, llorá después (i have changed the order of the adverb regarding the English version) In Argentina, it would be more natural the latter phrase.

    Hope it helps. DIEGO

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    thanks very much for taking the time to help me guys it is to go with this type of tattoo..
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    Hi gaz, which country or nationality do you tattoo it for? As diego said, in Argentina one would use a different wording than in Spain, for example.
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    i am in the U.K. mate.. thanks.

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    Oh, then you might want a European point of view. I live in Spain and I would say:


    Ríe ahora, llora después

    Primero risas, después lágrimas.
    It needs to be short I suppose?

    If not:

    Ríe ahora y deja los lloros/las lágrimas para después.
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    Quote Originally Posted by exxcéntrica
    Ríe ahora, llora después
    Hi Gaz007!
    I like Exx suggestion... sounds perfect

    Just one (curious) question: Why don't you write it in English?

    Regards,

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