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Old May 27, 2016, 07:56 AM
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Need help with 2 short sentences

Help me please to understand and translate:1 Quien condujera asi!
2.Miralo mejor! Ni que te hubieras quedado ciego!
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Old May 27, 2016, 08:18 AM
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These sentences are a a harsh reprimand. A good way to learn is to try to translate it in a thread and someone will correct it if it needs correcting.
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Old May 27, 2016, 09:32 AM
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thank you for the hint. my guess: Quien condujera asi! - Who drives like that! Miralo mejor! Ni que te hubieras quedado ciego! - Take a good look. Are you blind?!
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Old May 27, 2016, 10:10 AM
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That's pretty much what it means. Here's how I would translate it. Who drives like that. Pay more attention. It's not like you're or anything.
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Old May 27, 2016, 10:26 AM
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Thanks a lot
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Old May 27, 2016, 11:21 AM
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¡Quién condujera así! depends on its intonation. With a "longing" tone, it means a sana envidia -the good one- about the abilities of that driver, who is praised by that sentence. Said with exasperation, it is a dated way to criticize the driver what includes the negation -hence subjunctive- of the observed action (sort of "I can't believe what I've just watched")
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Old May 27, 2016, 11:30 AM
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interesting, thanks for explanation
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