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    Default De que vuelan, vuelan...

    Una colega necesita un equivalente en inglés de este dicho. Aquí en Venezuela lo usamos con frecuencia.

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    Hola Cotty:

    Desafortunadamente no te puedo dar un dicho equivalente en inglés, pues le pregunté a mi esposo -que es americano- y no me supo decir.

    Aunque yo lo traduciría más o menos como: They will rush out with no doubt.

    Saludos,

    Xóchitl

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    Default Re: De que vuelan, vuelan...

    Gracias Xóchi, esa que pusiste me recuerda más a salir de su guarida.

    Está difícil no? Porque claro conlleva un elemento de creer en brujas, fantasmas, etc.

    Ojalá a alguien aquí se le ilumine el bombillo como decimos aquí.

    Nos vemos

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    Default Re: De que vuelan, vuelan...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cotty View Post
    Gracias Xóchi, esa que pusiste me recuerda más a salir de su guarida.

    Está difícil no? Porque claro conlleva un elemento de creer en brujas, fantasmas, etc.

    Ojalá a alguien aquí se le ilumine el bombillo como decimos aquí.

    Nos vemos
    Yo pensé que se trataba de apurarse a hacer algo. En México no usamos la expresión de que vuelan, vuelan... como tal, pero sí decimos salir volando cuando tenemos prisa.

    ¿Entonces tiene que ver con brujas?
    Last edited by Xóchitl L.; 02-22-2011 at 05:34 PM.

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    Default Re: De que vuelan, vuelan...

    Sí. Significa algo paradójico pues implica que uno no cree en brujas, pero igual hay que andar con cuidado por si las moscas porque de que vuelan, vuelan [en sus escobas].

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    Default Re: De que vuelan, vuelan...

    I can’t think of an exact equivalent, but “one cannot be too careful” comes close. Maybe a more appropriate saying will come to me later.

    I’m not superstitious, but one cannot be too careful.

    I don’t believe that’s a possibility, but maybe we should do it – just in case.

    I’m a Christian, but there are things we do not understand.

    There IS the all-purpose phrase:
    "Surely you don't believe in this idiocy!"
    "I dunno, I'm just sayin'"
    Last edited by gernt; 02-23-2011 at 11:02 AM.

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    Default Re: De que vuelan, vuelan...

    Ty G.

    “one cannot be too careful”
    I'd say one can never be too careful.

    I think I fell short on my explanation of the actual saying. I kind of referred to where it comes from but did not mention that we actually use it for situations in which even thought we don't believe something can happen, there is always a possibility that it will happen.

    Hence, this one here conveys the general meaning of the expression
    I don’t believe that’s a possibility, but maybe we should do it – just in case.
    yet it lacks the witty, funny tone of it. But you did undoubtely grasp the meaning of it.
    Last edited by Cotty; 02-23-2011 at 01:02 PM.

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