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    Hi
    I've had a translation done of the phrase "Stand By Me" (as in the song by Ben E King!)

    It's for a tattoo so I really don't want to get it wrong! The translations i've been given are -

    "Quedate a mi lado" and "quedate conmigo".

    Can someone offer up any others or at least confirm that these are OK.

    Also... does it make a difference if it is a masculine / feminine translation??? These are matching tattoos - one for me, one for my wife!

    many Thanks

    Quados


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    Default Re: Translation required "Stand By Me"

    Quédate a mi lado - Stay by my side
    Quédate conmigo - Stay with me

    Other options
    Está conmigo - Be with me
    Acompáñame - Keep me company

    All these options are identical either in masculine or feminine.

    The main difficulty in finding and exact equivalent in Spanish is that in English the word 'stand' means remain standing (remain erect) and 'stand by' means provide support. This subtle double meaning does not exist in Spanish.

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    Default Re: Translation required "Stand By Me"

    You might try with

    apóyame

    as in "give me your support"
    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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    Default Re: Translation required "Stand By Me"

    "Quédate a mi lado"

    sounds better for a tatoo, specially if you 2 are doing it...


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    Default Re: Translation required "Stand By Me"

    A big thank you to all you guys for giving me your advice - my wife and I are absolutely chuffed and we'll use "quedate a li lado". I'll try and get photo of the tattoos when they are done!!!!

    Many Thanks

    Paul (and Sarah!)

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