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Old April 14, 2015, 06:24 PM
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I am posting 2 idioms for which I would greatly appreciate a Spanish translation. The first is Maynard J. Keenan's "As below, so above and beyond". The second is "With Ego comes Fear". My Spanish is not good so I am having some difficulty communicating the concepts outside of a too-literal translation.
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Old April 17, 2015, 07:14 PM
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Welcome, parnemesis. I don't know the meaning of those idioms you mentioned, but would be glad to help if you'll provide the concepts they convey in English.

And don't worry about your Spanish not being good - mine isn't either so that's why I'm here -, just give them your best shot and the forum members will help you refine them
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Old April 20, 2015, 03:56 PM
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Certainly, thank you Glen. 'As below, so above and beyond' means that what happens on Earth happens also in the heavens/cosmos. You can think of it as a physics reference. "With Ego comes fear" means that associating and identity to yourself makes you more fearful of vulnerability. It's a slightly complex concept; you can also think of it as, without having a guarded identity we are less afraid of how the world might change us. I hope these make sense!
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These don't seem to be idiomatic expressions (idioms) to me. A straight translation into Spanish is most likely the only translation, if the meaning is clear.

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