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Old October 02, 2009, 04:06 AM
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Nunca es tarde si la dicha es buena

This means it´s never too late if the purpose of the action is a good one.
In ENGLISH?
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Old October 02, 2009, 04:51 AM
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Sé que hay un buen dicho en inglés, no me recuerdo ahora.. quizá

Better late than never
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Old October 02, 2009, 04:58 AM
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"good fortune is worth waiting for.", or better, perhaps: "all good things
come to those who wait.".

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Used in contexts like:
I´m 40, I know I´m old to learn English but it´s never too late if the fortune is good
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Used in contexts like:
I´m 40, I know I´m old to learn English but it´s never too late if the fortune is good
Any ideas?
This is strange: my dictionary says

nunca es tarde si la dicha es buena means better late than never

but I don't think that this can be correct. I think the Spanish means It is never too late if the circumstances are right, but better late than never means something completely different.

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It means mejor tarde que nunca, que tampoco es que este muy desencaminado, pero no es lo más exacto.
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