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    Hello Vicente! I did post the English equivalent for mine and As for the one Laura posted, I really don't know the equivalent but here is the translation:
    "The Devil is wise because he is old, not because he is the Devil" (A person gains wisdom with age and time not because who he/she is.)
    Realmente, el destino del mundo depende, en primer lugar, de los estadistas y, en segundo lugar, de los intérpretes.
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    Default about wisdom and old age...

    Quote Originally Posted by vicente
    Please ladies!!

    If you are going to post idioms on top of idioms, please explain what they mean.
    come on, vicente! where's the adventurous spirit! the idea was for you to try and make a guess, or try to find an equivalent... but sandraT has already been so nice as to explain it to you... you may want to comment on it? or can you tell us a similar-meaning saying or find a new one about the subject? (there's a challenge!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicente
    Please ladies!!

    If you are going to post idioms on top of idioms, please explain what they mean.
    Piense amigo!! No me va a decir que se va a dejar derrotar por las mujeres!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mem286
    Piense amigo!! No me va a decir que se va a dejar derrotar por las mujeres!!!
    Déjeme pensar!!
    vicente

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    Here goes another one for Vicente:

    Viejos los cerros, y reverdecen.

    I guess you'll easily understand it, but if not, later on I'll try to post that saying in English.

    Saludos

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    I bet you know this one

    "Si el joven supiera y el viejo pudiera..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mem286
    I bet you know this one

    "Si el joven supiera y el viejo pudiera..."
    acá se usa una comparación parecida, con un poco más de mala intención: "entre uno que no sabe y el otro que no se acuerda..." pero más o menos es la idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlosRoberto
    Here goes another one for Vicente:

    Viejos los cerros, y reverdecen.

    I guess you'll easily understand it, but if not, later on I'll try to post that saying in English.

    Saludos
    muy lindo dicho, carlosroberto. no lo conocía! (aunq al leerlo por segunda vez me resonó extrañamente lo de "viejo verde"... [dirty old man] ¿uds dicen así allá, también?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlosRoberto
    Here goes another one for Vicente:

    Viejos los cerros, y reverdecen.

    I guess you'll easily understand it, but if not, later on I'll try to post that saying in English.

    Saludos


    OK Carlos Roberto , "Old hills are still green"?????
    vicente

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    Quote Originally Posted by mem286
    I bet you know this one

    "Si el joven supiera y el viejo pudiera..."
    This is easy:

    "if the young man knew how to do it and the old man could still do it"
    vicente

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