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Old August 07, 2009, 09:42 AM
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Arrow Mejor solo que mal acompañado

IS IT COrrect to say " Better alone than in bad company ? Or is that just a copy-cat?
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Old August 07, 2009, 10:02 AM
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hi robindesbois - that's a good smooth translation.

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Old August 07, 2009, 10:05 AM
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Do you have a better equivalent in English?
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Old August 07, 2009, 10:11 AM
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better translation? nothing better comes to mind right away, but there
is an often heard saying that is related: "you're judged by the company you keep.".

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Old August 07, 2009, 10:25 AM
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It's better to be alone than in bad company.
It's better to be alone than with someone who will hurt you.

These are good translations, but in English it is not a set phrase like it is in Spanish.

@hermit You're judged by the company you keep = Dime con quien andas y te diré quien eres.
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I usually say Más vale sólo que mal acompañado.
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I think you're better off alone

With friends like that, who needs enemies?
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