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Old May 04, 2010, 11:38 AM
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Hay gente que no dice la verdad

There are people who don't tell the truth

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There are people who don't tell you the truth

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Old May 04, 2010, 11:41 AM
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There are people who don't tell the truth

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There are people who don't tell you the truth

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Ambos me parecen correctos, también hay

..there are people who don´t speak the truth

o puedes añadir "never"

There are people who never speak the truth
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Old May 04, 2010, 11:46 AM
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Old May 04, 2010, 12:32 PM
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There are people who don't tell the truth = Hay gente que no dice la verdad.

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There are people who don't tell you the truth = hay gente que no te dice la verdad.

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Así como hay gente que dice la verdad y nadie le cree.
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Old May 04, 2010, 12:53 PM
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There are people who don't tell the truth

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There are people who don't tell you the truth

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The second choice is more correct.

There're people who don't tell you the truth.

I don't tell you the truth.
It's shame for me
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Old May 05, 2010, 01:14 AM
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My book says "people who don't tell you the truth", but the Spanish sentence is "gente que no dice la verdad". I wrote "people who don't tell the truth", so I'm not sure if this is correct or not. There is not any context, it's just an exercise of translating into English short Spanish sentences.
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My book says "people who don't tell you the truth", but the Spanish sentence is "gente que no dice la verdad". I wrote "people who don't tell the truth", so I'm not sure if this is correct or not. There is not any context, it's just an exercise of translating into English short Spanish sentences.
Out of context, both are correct. If forced to define a difference, I would say the one with 'you' in it is more personal, suggesting the speaker has been lied to directly. "people who don't tell the truth" could be referring to strangers who have not lied to you directly.
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Out of context, both are correct. If forced to define a difference, I would say the one with 'you' in it is more personal, suggesting the speaker has been lied to directly. "people who don't tell the truth" could be referring to strangers who have not lied to you directly.
Correct. Although personal, might as well be used impersonally.
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Correct. Although personal, might as well be used impersonally.
Y en forma escrita es imposible distinguir, necesitas el tono de la voz.
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Y en forma escrita es imposible distinguir, necesitas el tono de la voz.
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