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Old December 05, 2012, 01:45 AM
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Resulta que da la casualidad que ese número lo tengo yo

It turns out that i got that number by chance.
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Old December 05, 2012, 03:03 AM
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Old December 06, 2012, 05:36 PM
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I would not say anything about the English, but it seems to me that there is a difference in concept or at least in nuances...

In Spanish,
"Resulta que da la casualidad que ese número lo tengo yo" (redundant as it may be) comes to me as a something like "It turns out that it just so happens [that] that it is me who got that number" (not you)

My "English" is probably literal (so correct it as applicable), but in Spanish I don't get that "I got that number by chance", I get that "I happen to have that number" (not you). In Spanish there is a "challenging" attitude in the expression, whereas in "It turns out that I got that number by chance" just give me the idea that I got it thanks to my lucky star or something...
Lo propio de la verdad es que se basta a sí misma, aquel que la posee no intenta convencer a nadie.
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I agree with you JP.
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