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Old April 20, 2008, 10:11 PM
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Any good ways of expressing these phrases in Spanish?

Needless to say...
It goes without saying...

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Old April 20, 2008, 10:34 PM
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I'm sure Sosia, Iris and Alfonso have a better term, but I would translate
"that goes without saying" in the following manner: es implícito.
I also think you can say ni tiene que decirlo.

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For the phrase 'that goes without saying,' I agree that es implícito works, but it is more popular to say ni que decir tiene.

A neat way to say 'needless to say' is huelga decir. Another is obvia decir.

You can also say de más está decir.
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implícito is a good word, but not usually used in this context.
I would use Rusty's options and some more:
-huelga decir
-ni que decir tiene
-es obvio ..
-No hay que decir ...
-Obvia decir ...
-está de más decir.....
-de más está decir....
-supongo que no será necesario comentar....

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Everything is already said. Anyway, here are my options:
  • no hace falta decir que...
  • está de más decir que...
  • no hay ni que decirlo...
And I would like to point out:
  • huelga decir sounds to me formal and old fashioned.
  • If you use implícito it goes with estar: está implícito en el contexto...
  • I would say that obvio and implícito have different meanings, but you can also think how you use their literal translations in English and decide if they are synonyms or not.
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other option:
"por supuesto que ..."
It's not a formal translation, but is widely used.
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Thanks to everyone, you've given me some great options to work with.
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I would also say "se sobreentiende".
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That's also a good option Iris, thanks. Going the other direction, I usually translate se sobreentiende as it's understood.
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needless to say

Needless to say, they are also invited.

Demás está decir, ellos también están invitados.

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