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translation please.

Old Nov 9th 2009, 5:19 pm
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Default translation please.

Could someone help me translate this to English, I just cant get it to sound right. It has got me and the missus stuumped.


Nunca llovio que no parara - accent O

It never rained that never stopped (bad?)

It never rained and never stopped (doesnt mean the same, I dont think)



I dont want a proverb with the same meaning in English, I would like a translation, word for word, if possible.

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Old Nov 9th 2009, 5:44 pm
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Never rained that won`t stopped.
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Old Nov 9th 2009, 5:45 pm
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Originally Posted by chulo View Post
Never rained that won`t stopped.
That is even worse than my translation, cheers anyway.
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Old Nov 9th 2009, 5:48 pm
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It was translated by the Spaniard sat 5 ft away from me, word for word.
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Old Nov 9th 2009, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by chulo View Post
It was translated by the Spaniard sat 5 ft away from me, word for word.
I had guessed that, it makes no sense in English whatsoever
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Old Nov 9th 2009, 5:56 pm
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Default Re: translation please.

Translation on its own rarely does.

Which is why its so easy to tell someone using a translation tool.

Its meaning is that the Rain will eventually stop, everything stops, eventually.
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Old Nov 9th 2009, 6:01 pm
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Originally Posted by chulo View Post
Translation on its own rarely does.

Which is why its so easy to tell someone using a translation tool.

Its meaning is that the Rain will eventually stop, everything stops, eventually.
Did the guy use a translation tool?


I know what it means, I have been asked for a short and sweet translation of this phrase, it should be easy to do, but I cant seem to get it right, so that it sounds good.
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Default Re: translation please.

There's never been rain that won't stop?
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Old Nov 9th 2009, 6:21 pm
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Originally Posted by fionamw View Post
There's never been rain that won't stop?
Just like that.......Said in a Tommy Cooper voice.

Thank you

I will send you some virtual Karma, cos I cant send the real stuff, gotta spread some around first.
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Old Nov 9th 2009, 7:02 pm
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Default Re: translation please.

Originally Posted by JLFS View Post
Nunca llovio que no parara - accent O
I dont want a proverb with the same meaning in English, I would like a translation, word for word, if possible.

Cheers
Nunca = never, llovio = was rain, que =what, no = no (who'd have thought it!) parara = it will stop.

I know you said you don't want a proverb but I'm guessing it means: There never was rain that dont/didn't stop.
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Old Nov 9th 2009, 7:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Madridboy View Post
Nunca = never, llovio = was rain, que =what, no = no (who'd have thought it!) parara = it will stop.

I know you said you don't want a proverb but I'm guessing it means: There never was rain that dont/didn't stop.
Thank you, and as my curiosity has been kick started, what would an English equivalent of this proverb be?
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Default Re: translation please.

I think "there was never rain that wouldnt stop" sounds better. Makes full use of the subjuntive

Madridboy confused the subjunctive with the future. Yes they are spelt the same, but the future tense has an accent on the final a
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Default Re: translation please.

Originally Posted by JLFS View Post
Thank you, and as my curiosity has been kick started, what would an English equivalent of this proverb be?
All things pass?

Or maybe "every cloud has its silver lining" (stretching it a bit)?
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Old Nov 9th 2009, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by steviedeluxe View Post
All things pass?

Or maybe "every cloud has its silver lining" (stretching it a bit)?
I think that all things pass is the one I was looking for. It means the same to me.

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My Spanish friend now believes your all crazy.
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